Unexpected Benefit of the Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Using F-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose: Report of a Case

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Caliskan C. , Karaca C., Ozsoy M., Akgun E. , Korkut M. A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.78, no.5, pp.348-350, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-016-1477-y
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-350


The positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been a new tool utilized in the diagnosis and staging of various cancers. However, common worldwide utilization of the PET/CT includes some economic, legal, and ethic controversies. Although PET/CT scanning can detect colorectal premalignant lesions in an early treatable stage, most governments' health care system does not pay for it as a screening test because of its economic burden. Thus, people are forced to make vital decisions about their health because of health policies of their governments. Here, we present an unusual case and discuss the utilization of PET/CT for detection of incidental neoplasms.