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Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther. 2012 Apr;21(1):35-7. doi: 10.4274/Mirt.021917. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Intense FDG Uptake around the Inguinal Surgical Mesh 5 Years after Operation: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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  • 1Başkent University, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

We present the case of a 40-year-old man who underwent a FDG PET/CT study for restaging of renal cell carcinoma treated with left nephrectomy, for suspected metastasis in lung and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The patient had a history of left inguinal hernia repair with implantation of mesh prosthesis 5 years ago. PET/CT image revealed linear intense FDG uptake in left inguinal region most likely corresponding to a persistent foreign body reaction. In this article, a case with an intense FDG uptake around mesh prosthesis after many years was reported, and a summary of the literature about surgical mesh and foreign body reaction causing FDG uptake was reviewed.

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None declared.

KEYWORDS:

Positron emission tomography; fluorodeoxyglucose F-18; foreign-body reaction; surgical mesh

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23486372
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PMC3590964
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