Abdominal tuberculosis: Peritoneal involvement shown by F-18 FDG PET

  • Shimamoto H
  • Hamada K
  • Higuchi I
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We present a case of a right renal tumor associated with increased accumulation of F-18 FDG in the peritoneum and ileocecum on PET imaging. The FDG-PET images suggested peritoneal carcinomatosis, but the histopathology of the open biopsy proved tuberculous peritonitis. Tuberculous peritonitis should be considered as a potential interpretive pitfall in mimicking peritoneal carcinomatosis.

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  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Tuberculous peritoneum

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  • Hiroaki Shimamoto

  • Kenichiro Hamada

  • Ichiro Higuchi

  • Masao Tsujihata

  • Norio Nonomura

  • Yasuhiko Tomita

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