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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 307-309

Can 18Fluoro-deoxy-glukose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography be a useful for decision of elective surgery in thoracic aortic aneurysm

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
3 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

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Dr. Fikri Selcuk Simsek
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_1_21

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Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) should be treated before the complications with prophylactic surgery. However, important number of ruptures have been occurred below the cut-off size for surgery. In addition, in some cases, who in the cut-off value limit, decision of surgery may sometimes be difficult. 18Fluoro-deoxy-glukose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18FDG-PET/CT) may useful such situations. We present a case that, TAA in 18FDG-PET/CT in a patient with larynx carcinoma. He had a TAA with near the cut-off value and increased metabolic activity in baseline imaging. After 3 months, SUVmax value increased and elective surgery was performed. We think that aneurysms may be another pathology that 18FDG-PET/CT potentially be useful apart from imaging malignant diseases.

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