Combined FDG-positron emission tomography and computed tomography for the detection of ovarian cancer recurrence in an inguinal hernia sac

Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, Heather A. Jacene, Richard L. Wahl, Robert E. Bristow

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Abstract

Background. Ovarian cancer recurrence presenting in an inguinal hernia sac is rare. Only 1 case of malignant ovarian cancer growing into an inguinal hernia sac has been reported in the English literature. Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) may have a potential role in the early detection and anatomical localization of recurrent ovarian cancer. Case report. This is the first case of occult metastasis from ovarian cancer recurrence growing in a right inguinal hernia sac identified using combined FDG-PET/CT. Conclusion. Preoperative combined FDG-PET/CT imaging may have utility in the detection and anatomic localization of occult ovarian cancer recurrence, which may increase the likelihood of complete resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • FDG
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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