Colorectal cancer recurrence at the colostomy and midline scar sites

Case contributed by Dr Fabricio Machado


A patient who underwent an abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer came for follow-up.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

PET CT (selected images)

Close inspection of the CT scan reveals an inconspicuous soft tissue nodule at the colostomy site (red arrow) and soft tissue at the midline scar site (yellow arrow), corresponding to the increased FDG uptake at the colostomy and midline scar sites respectively.

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Case information

rID: 16312
Published: 10th Jan 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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