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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-133

Retroperitoneal Endometriosis: A Possible Cause of False Positive Finding at 18 F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Santa Maria Della Misericordia Hospital, Rovigo, Italy
2 Department of Radiology, Santa Maria Della Misericordia Hospital, Rovigo, Italy
3 Department of Pathology, Santa Maria Della Misericordia Hospital, Rovigo, Italy

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Anna Margherita Maffione
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Santa Maria Della Misericordia Hospital, 140, Viale Tre Martiri, 45100 Rovigo
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.154230

PMID: 26097425

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Endometriosis is a frequent and clinically relevant problem in young women. Laparoscopy is still the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis, but frequently both morphologic and functional imaging techniques are involved in the diagnostic course before achieving a conclusive diagnosis. We present a case of a patient affected by infiltrating retroperitoneal endometriosis falsely interpreted as a malignant mass by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography.


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