Suture granuloma showing false-positive findings on FDG-PET - Abstract

We report a case of a 33-year-old male with a mixed germ-cell testicular tumor.

Postoperative follow-up FDG-PET revealed concentration of FDG in the left inguinal area which is not tumor metastasis or local recurrence but suture reactivity granuloma. In this paper, we reviewed suture granulomas associated with false-positive findings on FDG-PET after surgery. If FDG-PET will be used more frequently in the future, it will be necessary to refrain from using silk thread in order to prevent any unnecessary surgery.

Written by:
Takahara K, Kakinoki H, Ikoma S, Udo K, Tobu S, Satoh Y, Tokuda Y, Noguchi M, Aoki S, Uozumi J.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Nabeshima 5-1-1, Saga 849-8501, Japan.

Reference: Case Rep Urol. 2013;2013:472642.
doi: 10.1155/2013/472642

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23762743 Testicular Cancer Section