F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in an anorectal fistula with actinomycosis

Chung-Huei Hsu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chee Fah Chia, Yun-Ho Lin

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Abstract

A 58-year-old asymptomatic man was scheduled to undergo FDG PET for whole-body cancer screening. Intense, focally linear F-18 FDG uptake was found in the lower buttock. A malignant tumor in the rectum was suspected. However, physical examinations and a rectocolonscopic study were negative. MRI showing an anorectat fistula provided a morphologic diagnosis. Apparent symptoms and signs of perianal abscess appeared 1 month later. At surgery, an anorectal fistula with actinomycosis and abscess formation were found. FDG PET provided information on the functional status of the fistula. An infectious focus in the anorectal region should be kept in mind and carefully considered when FDG PET is used for tumor imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-453
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

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Actinomycosis
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Positron-Emission Tomography
Fistula
Abscess
Whole Body Imaging
Buttocks
Early Detection of Cancer
Rectum
Signs and Symptoms
Physical Examination
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Actinomycosis
  • FDG PET
  • Fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in an anorectal fistula with actinomycosis. / Hsu, Chung-Huei; Lee, Chi-Ming; Chia, Chee Fah; Lin, Yun-Ho.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 7, 07.2004, p. 452-453.

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