Physiologic FDG uptake in corpus luteal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


History of lymphoma under treatment. Incidental finding on PET/CT.

Patient Data

Age: 25-year-old
Gender: Female
Nuclear medicine

Coronal PET image shows focal area of increased FDG uptake in the left side of the pelvis.

Fused PET/CT shows increased FDG uptake in the left ovary corresponding to corpus luteal cyst.


Case Discussion

Benign ovarian 18F-FDG uptake misinterpreted as a malignancy can have significant clinical consequences. 


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Case information

rID: 38830
Published: 7th Sep 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Gynaecology
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