Focal FDG uptake in a pancreatic lipoma mimicking malignancy

Marchelle J. Bean, Elliot K. Fishman

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Positron emission tomography (PET) using the glucose analog 18-F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) is commonly obtained to stage patients with cancer. Benign lesions can be a source of false-positive PET examinations, leading to incorrect staging and treatment of tumors. Computed tomography can aid in distinguishing between certain benign and malignant lesions. The authors report a case of a pancreatic lipoma producing a false-positive PET examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-476
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005


  • Pancreatic lipoma
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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