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What do the attached PET scans indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018
Question: When the (SVG XXXXXXX ) are above 2.5 ( and the report says the metabolically active mediastinal lymphadenopathies what does that mean exactly? Is that can be considered malignant condition?Please see below the PET scan findings.

PET scan findings :-
FDG avid (SUV XXXXXXX 3.88) right lower paratracheal node measuring 1.1x 0.8 cm is seen.
FDFG avid (SUV XXXXXXX 3.19) subcentimetric prevascular node is seen
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (11 minutes later)
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Brief Answer:
Please give some more information regarding

I can understand your concern

I read carefully the results of pet CT.

No it does not mean that these are malignant ones definitely.

However it would be better for me to give some more information about the reason you have done the pet CT.

What diseases do you suffer or you are taking treatment for?



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Follow up: Dr. Jnikolla (27 hours later)
Thanks for your reply. The patient had radical renal nephrectomy on November'2017. Post surgery PET scan findings are

FDG avid (SUV XXXXXXX 3.88) right lower paratracheal node measuring 1.1x 0.8 cm is seen.

FDFG avid (SUV XXXXXXX 3.19) subcentimetric prevascular node is seen

What does that mean to a patient? Who should be contacted for this investigation?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (11 minutes later)
Detailed Answer:
Hello again

According to the prescription of PET CT they looks like inflammatory .

However it would be better for the patient to be seen by his doctor (oncologist??? if he/she has consulted him).

What was the biopsy result after the nefrectomy?

If it was a tumor than oncologist should be contacted.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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What do the attached PET scans indicate?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Brief Answer: Please give some more information regarding I can understand your concern I read carefully the results of pet CT. No it does not mean that these are malignant ones definitely. However it would be better for me to give some more information about the reason you have done the pet CT. What diseases do you suffer or you are taking treatment for?