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False-positive Positron Emission Tracing/Computed Tomography Secondary to Suture Granuloma Formation in Early-stage Endometrial Cancer

Angelito Magno, Quenny MDA Alas, Chen-Ai Sung

Keywords : Endometrial cancer, False-positive PET/CT, Silk suture, Suture granuloma

Citation Information : Magno A, Alas QM, Sung C. False-positive Positron Emission Tracing/Computed Tomography Secondary to Suture Granuloma Formation in Early-stage Endometrial Cancer. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2019; 11 (1):73-76.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1654

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Suture granuloma formation can cause abnormal radiotracer uptake of 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D glucose (FDG) in positron emission tracing/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan. It can be formed secondary to usage of silk suture during surgery as part of delayed host inflammatory reaction to a foreign body. Here, we report a case of a 61-year-old woman diagnosed with endometrial cancer who underwent tumor debulking surgery secondary to abnormal radiotracer uptake in PET/CT suspected as tumor recurrence which on histology revealed suture granuloma.

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