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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93-95

Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis mimicking gallbladder cancer on18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Nitin Gupta
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi - 110 060
India
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_118_20

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The abnormal thickening of the gallbladder (GB) wall can be caused by a malignant condition like gallbladder carcinoma or by benign lesions such as chronic cholecystitis or xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC). Mural thickening is a common finding between them as fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be taken up by inflammatory cells also. Here, we present a patient with irregular thickening of the GB wall which was suspected to of GB carcinoma since FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan showed increased tracer uptake in the lesion. However, after surgery the histopathological report was suggestive of XGC.


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