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Gastric Ulcer Mimicking Malignancy on FDG PET/CT

Zhang, Shumao, MD*; Shao, Fuqiang, MD; Chen, Yue, MD*‡

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002379
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A 52-year-old woman with newly diagnosed cervical carcinoma was referred an 18F-FDG PET/CT for staging. The PET/CT images demonstrated the known carcinoma and multiple enlarged lymph nodes with increased FDG activity. In addition, there was a focus of intense FDG activity characteristic of hypermetabolic malignancy in the region of gastric antrum. Finally, this lesion was confirmed as gastric ulcer by biopsy. This patient responded well to antiulcer treatment.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou;

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zigong First People's Hospital, Zigong, Sichuan; and

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Luzhou, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Received for publication August 6, 2018; revision accepted October 6, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Yue Chen, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital, Southwest Medical University, No. 15 TaiPing St, Jiangyang District, Luzhou, Sichuan 646000, People's Republic of China. E-mail:

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