Artifact on PET/CT Secondary to FDG Accumulation in a Vaginal Tampon

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FDG PET/CT imaging was performed to evaluate for recurrent disease in a 34-year-old woman with a background of malignant melanoma. Significant FDG accumulation was demonstrated in a vaginal tampon, a PET/CT artifact. FDG uptake in the endometrium during menstruation is well-recognized however.

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