Journal article

The role of F-18-FDG-PET/CT in evaluating retroperitoneal masses -Keeping your eye on the ball!

Te-Jui Hung, Luke McLean, Catherine Mitchell, Claire Pascoe, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Declan G Murphy, Amir Iravani, Dalveer Singh, Michael S Hofman, Lamiaa Zidan, Tim Akhurst, Jeremy Lewin, Rodney J Hicks

CANCER IMAGING | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Testicular germ cell tumour is the commonest malignancy affecting males aged between 15 and 35, with an increased relative risk amongst those with a history of cryptorchidism. In patients presenting with locoregional metastatic disease, retroperitoneal and pelvic soft tissue masses are common findings on ultrasound and computed tomography, which has several differential diagnoses within this demographic cohort. On staging 18F-FDG-PET/CT, understanding the typical testicular lymphatic drainage pathway facilitates prompt recognition of the pathognomonic constellation of unilateral absence of testicular scrotal activity, and FDG-avid nodal masses along the drainage pathway. We descr..

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