Colorectal cancer recurrence at the colostomy and the 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: 61
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 increase FDG uptake at the colostomy and midline scar sites respectively.

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Case information

rID: 16312
Case created: 10th Jan 2012
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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