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ISSN: 2157-7099

Journal of Cytology & Histology
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Review Article

False Positive FDG-PET Scan Caused by Uterine Leiomyoma

Gergely Varga1*, Hajna Galgoczy2, Peter Szabo2, Ferenc Toth3, Csaba Diczhazi4 and Peter Farkas1


13rd Department of Internal Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

2PET/CT Unit, ScanoMed Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

3Department of Gynaecology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

41st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Budapest, Hungary

*Corresponding Author:
Gergely Varga
3rd Department of Internal Medicine
Semmelweis University, 4 Kutvolgyi Street
H-1125, Budapest, Hungary
Tel: 36208258799
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 07, 2015 Accepted Date: October 28, 2015 Published Date: October 30, 2015

Citation: Varga G, Galgoczy H, Szabo P, Toth F, Diczhazi C, et al. (2015) False Positive FDG-PET Scan Caused by Uterine Leiomyoma. J Cytol Histol 6:379. doi:10.4172/2157-7099.1000379

Copyright: © 2015 Varga G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Positron emission tomography with 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro- D-glucose (18F-FDG-PET) has an important role in the management of lymphoma, but it is important to keep in mind that not only lymphoma but also a number of other pathologic and non-pathologic processes can cause increased tissue FDG uptake. Our case is a rare example when a uterine fibroid caused differential diagnostic problem.