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Indian J Nucl Med. 2019 Jul-Sep;34(3):233-234. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_5_19.

Stoma Site Infection Mimicking Lymphoma Recurrence: Potential Pitfall on 18F FDG Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


FDG uptake is an unreliable tool when it comes to distinguish between infectious and malignant etiology particularly in conditions involving the lymph nodes. We describe a case of a 42-year-old man who has been operated for ileal lymphoma two decades back and now developed ileostomy site infection which masqueraded as lymphoma recurrence on 18F FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography.


FDG; infection; lymphoma; positron emission tomography-computed tomography; stoma

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