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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Acute portal vein thrombosis: an important mimic of malignancy on FDG PET/CT
  1. Gordon W Cowell1,
  2. Laura K Thomson1,
  3. Michael Digby1,
  4. Fat Wui Poon2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, West of Scotland PET-CT Centre, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gordon W Cowell, gordoncowell{at}nhs.net

Summary

The authors report a case of portal vein thrombosis, with no underlying malignant cause identified, which was initially detected by fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT (FDG PET/CT) and subsequently confirmed by both contrast enhanced CT and MRI. The multimodality imaging findings are outlined, the potential clinical implications discussed and note made of the possible FDG PET/CT mimics of this disorder.

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