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Large renal carbuncle mimicking intra-abdominal neoplasm on Ga-67 scintigraphy: A case of fever of unknown origin

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Fever of unknown origin is still a medical challenge. 67Ga single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography images are commonly used to evaluate the final diagnosis of fever of unknown origin. We presented a case of fever of unknown origin undergone 67Ga scintigraphy and an intra-abdominal 67Ga avid tumor was detected which suspected to be a neoplasm. Further contrast enhanced computed tomography revealed that the lesion was a large renal carbuncle. We concluded that the contrast-enhanced CT or single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography with contrast enhancement can be performed to further improve diagnostic performance.

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Chen, Y. (2013) Large renal carbuncle mimicking intra-abdominal neoplasm on Ga-67 scintigraphy: A case of fever of unknown origin. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 219-220. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.23059.

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