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High 18F-FDG Uptake in synthetic aortic vascular grafts on PET/CT in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, ISSN 0161-5505, E-ISSN 1535-5667, Vol. 49, no 10, 1601-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Graft infection is a serious complication to vascular surgery. The aim of this study was to assess (18)F-FDG uptake in vascular grafts in patients with or without symptoms of graft infection. METHODS: In all 2,045 patients examined by PET/CT at our clinic, 16 patients with synthetic aortic grafts were identified and reevaluated for (18)F-FDG accumulation. Clinical and biochemical data were obtained from patient records. RESULTS: High (18)F-FDG uptake was found in 10 of 12 grafts in the patients who underwent open surgery and in 1 of 4 grafts in patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair. On the basis of biochemical and clinical data, it was concluded that 1 of the 16 patients had a graft infection at the time of investigation. CONCLUSION: (18)F-FDG uptake in vascular grafts was found in the vast majority of patients without graft infection. The risk of a false-positive diagnosis of graft infection by (18)F-FDG PET/CT is evident.

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2008. Vol. 49, no 10, 1601-5 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105411DOI: 10.2967/jnumed.108.053462PubMedID: 18794261OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-105411DiVA: diva2:221194
Available from: 2009-06-03 Created: 2009-06-03 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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