Indolent enterococcal abscess mimicking recurrent renal cell carcinoma on MR imaging and PET/CT after radiofrequency ablation

Michael C. Roarke, Joseph M. Collins, Ba D. Nguyen

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Abstract

A case of asymptomatic enterococcal abscess was found to mimic recurrent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) on gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (CT) 15 months after radiofrequency ablation for RCC. This case illustrates that indolent infection can closely mimic recurrent neoplasm on imaging. The authors suggest that if bacterial and fungal cultures had been performed during the CT-guided biopsy, the subsequent open surgical procedure might have been avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1851-1854
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume17
Issue number11 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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