A unique presentation of appendicitis: F-18 FDG PET/CT.

Research paper by Stacey G SG Koff, Joseph R JR Sterbis, Jonathan M JM Davison, Jaime L JL Montilla-Soler

Indexed on: 21 Oct '06Published on: 21 Oct '06Published in: Clinical nuclear medicine


A 27-year-old white man was diagnosed with a testicular, metastatic germ cell tumor. The patient was evaluated with F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and coregistered computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) as well as a contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) of the abdomen and pelvis. Serologic tests were performed. At laparoscopic appendectomy, findings were consistent with acute suppurative appendicitis. This case exemplifies the relevance of incidental findings detected on FDG PET/CT.