Tattoos Can Mimic Metastasis on PET-CT in Cervical Cancer

June 12, 2015

For patients with cervical cancer, extensive tattoos could mimic metastasis on positron emission tomography (PET) fused with computed tomography (CT) imaging, according to a case report published online June 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Narine Grove, M.D., from the University of California in Orange, and colleagues describe the case of a 32-year-old woman presenting with clinical stage 1B1 cervical cancer and extensive tattoos of the lower extremities.

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