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Diffuse Intense Intestinal FDG Activity in a Patient With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Cai, Liang, MD*†; Shao, Fuqiang, MD; Zhang, Jie, MD*†; Chen, Yue, MD*†

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002438
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Familial adenomatous polyposis is a rare autosomal dominant intestinal syndrome with a high rate of malignant transformation. Here, we report a 20-year-old woman with a diagnosis of familial adenomatous polyposis by pathologic examination after colonoscopy biopsy, who underwent an 18F-FDG PET/CT to assess the extent of this disease. The images showed diffuse elevated FDG uptake along the entire colorectum. Additionally, focal enlarged lymph nodes with increased FDG uptake were noted. These findings promoted proctocolectomy and lymphadenectomy.

From the *State Key laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine/Macau Institute for Applied Research in Medicine and Health, Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macau;

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University/Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Luzhou, Sichuan; and

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zigong First People's Hospital, Zigong, Sichuan, PR China.

Received for publication October 29, 2018; revision accepted November 10, 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, Luzhou, Sichuan, China. E-mail:

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