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Figure 7: Postoperative inflammation. 56-year-old gentleman, squamous cell carcinoma of right lateral border of the tongue. Underwent wide excision of the tongue mass. Had recurrence and bilateral nodal metastases, 7 months after the first surgery. Underwent bilateral nodal dissection. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/contrast-enhanced computed tomography was done 5 weeks post neck dissection, before starting adjuvant treatment. Diffuse, linear fluorodeoxyglucose uptake is noted in both sides of the neck in the fused axial positron emission tomography/computed tomography (arrows in a). Note the fat stranding on the computed tomography images (arrowheads in b), due to postoperative inflammation

Figure 7: Postoperative inflammation. 56-year-old gentleman, squamous cell carcinoma of right lateral border of the tongue. Underwent wide excision of the tongue mass. Had recurrence and bilateral nodal metastases, 7 months after the first surgery. Underwent bilateral nodal dissection. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/contrast-enhanced computed tomography was done 5 weeks post neck dissection, before starting adjuvant treatment. Diffuse, linear fluorodeoxyglucose uptake is noted in both sides of the neck in the fused axial positron emission tomography/computed tomography (arrows in a). Note the fat stranding on the computed tomography images (arrowheads in b), due to postoperative inflammation