A Rare Hernia Mimicking Implant in a Patient with Rectal Adenocarcinoma: Internal Herniation Rektal Adenokarsinomlu Bir Hastada İmplantı Taklit Eden Nadir Bir Fıtık: İnternal Herniasyon

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Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy, vol.32, no.1, pp.87-89, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.galenos.2022.53824
  • Journal Name: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-89
  • Keywords: 18F-FDG PET/CT, Internal hernia, mimicking implant, rectal adenocarcinoma
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Internal herniation may be seen more frequently in patients with intra-abdominal surgery and malignancy history. We presented a 58-year-old male patient diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma seven years ago with a history of surgery and pelvic radiotherapy. When the abdominal computed tomography (CT) image was taken during routine oncology follow-up, a lesion mimicking a serosal implant on the anterior abdominal wall was detected.18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT imaging was performed the suspicion of recurrence. It was concluded that the lesion, which was evaluated as an implant in abdominal CT with18F-FDG PET/CT imaging, was a spontaneously reducing internal herniation.18F-FDG PET/CT imaging in cancer patients is crucial in illuminating the suspicion of recurrent lesions in these patients and sheds light on the course of the patients in oncology practice.