Inflammatory Pseudotumor Resulting from Foreign Body in Abdominal Cavity Detected by FDG PET

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A 43-year-old woman with cervical cancer underwent total hysterectomy 1 year earlier and was referred to our department for a follow-up fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomographic study. The whole-body images demonstrated a 6-cm-diameter spherical mass in the abdomen. The mass had intense FDG uptake peripherally with central photopenia (ring shaped). It was palpable and movable, with an elastic consistency and a smooth, even surface. The tumor mass was identified as an inflammatory granuloma caused by a foreign body, very likely gauze left in the abdomen during the prior surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-844
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003



  • Foreign body
  • Granuloma
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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