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NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS TUMOUR: Radiological finding of a plugoma and review of the literature

Francesco Palmieri,Davide Gobatti,Serena Marmaggi,Francesco Calabrese,Roberto Sampietro.

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Background. The imaging of “plugoma” (or meshoma) has not been largely described in the literature and could conduct to misdiagnosis. Therefore, there is a need for surgeons and radiologists to further their knowledge about postsurgical anatomic alterations after hernia repair.
Case presentation In this paper, we describe our finding of a right inguinal mass at CT scan and 18F FDG PET/CT in differential diagnosis with metastasis, which ultimately resulted in a plugoma.
Conclusion Our imagining effort together with our considerations may help other colleague to identify this alteration, thus avoiding unnecessary treatment for patients.

Key words: hernia plugoma meshoma foreign body reaction PET captation unnecessary workup

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