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Scrotal Fibroepithelial Polyp With Acute and Chronic Inflammation Mimics Malignancy on 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging

Chuang, Tzyy-Ling MD*,†; Tseng, Chih-En MD†,‡; Huang, Shih-Wen MD§; Wang, Yuh-Feng MD, PhD*,†

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002771
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Computed tomography (CT) of a 68-year-old man showed multiple small nodules in the bilateral lungs (maximum 14 mm in the left upper lobe). CT-guided biopsy of left upper lobe lesion showed no tumor or granuloma. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT showed multiple nodules with background-to-mild FDG-avid activity, and an incidental left scrotal skin lesion with intensely increased accumulation of 18F-FDG (SUVmax, 11.7), suspected malignant. After urologist consultation, local dermatological findings suggested a huge wart. Excision was done, and pathology concluded nodular papillary fibroepithelial polyp with acute and chronic inflammation.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi

School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien

Department of Anatomic Pathology

§Urology, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Received for publication May 13, 2019; revision accepted July 11, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Yuh-Feng Wang, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, No. 2, Minsheng Rd, Dalin Township, Chiayi 622, Taiwan, Republic of China. E-mail:

Online date: September 13, 2019

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                      FDG; PET/CT; fibroepithelial polyp; scrotum

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