Uptake of FDG in the area of a recently implanted bioprosthetic mitral valve

Aiden Abidov, Alessandro D'Agnolo, Sean W. Hayes, Daniel S. Berman, Alan D. Waxman

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Abstract

A 74-year-old woman with history of melanoma, left breast cancer and status post left mastectomy, underwent FDG PET scanning as a part of a pulmonary nodule assessment. Two months before the scan the patient had undergone mitral valve replacement using a Hancock-2 porcine prosthesis due to severe mitral regurgitation. The PET scan demonstrated a circular rim of activity in the region of the mitral valve, but was otherwise negative. Additional workup to exclude a possible infectious process of the valve prosthesis was negative. The finding is most likely secondary to a nonspecific postsurgical inflammatory response in the area of the recently implanted artificial valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848
Number of pages1
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Mitral Valve
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Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Positron-Emission Tomography
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Breast Neoplasms
Lung

Keywords

  • Bioprosthetic mitral valve
  • F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Positron emission tomographic scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Uptake of FDG in the area of a recently implanted bioprosthetic mitral valve. / Abidov, Aiden; D'Agnolo, Alessandro; Hayes, Sean W.; Berman, Daniel S.; Waxman, Alan D.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 12, 12.2004, p. 848.

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Abidov, Aiden ; D'Agnolo, Alessandro ; Hayes, Sean W. ; Berman, Daniel S. ; Waxman, Alan D. / Uptake of FDG in the area of a recently implanted bioprosthetic mitral valve. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 29, No. 12. pp. 848.
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