Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2018 , Vol 9, Issue 4
Gossypiboma View Detected On Fdg-Pet/ct Imaging Performed In a Patient For Investigation of Malignancy In Retrocardiac Mediastinal Mass
Pelin Özcan Kara1,Zehra Pınar Koç1,Mehmet Oğuz Köksel2,Erhan Ayan2
1Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Mersin, Türkiye
2Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Mersin, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2018.71 Gossypiboma, is a rare surgical complication due to sponge materials, etc. surronded by foreign body reaction. These materials can interfere with clinical conditions such as tumors and abscesses. Inflammatory reactions due to foreign bodies is a frequent condition. F18 - Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT has been found in widespread use in oncological patients. FDG PET-CT imaging performed for metabolic characterization in patients with mediastinal suspected mass in terms of primary diagnosis of malignancy presents important contributions. However, some situations can lead to false positive results. In this case report, PET/CT imaging findings performed for retrocardiac mediastinal mass suspicious for malignancy were presented in a patient with a history of by-pass surgery 5 years ago and detection of foreign bodies (Gossypiboma). Keywords : PET/CT, Retrocardiac mass