FDG-PET Identification of Infected Pulmonary Artery Conduit Following Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) Repair

Yuyang Zhang, Hadyn Williams, Darko Pucar

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Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the most common forms of cyanotic congenital heart disease usually managed by serial surgical repairs. The repaired prosthetic valve or conduit is susceptible to life-threatening infection. FDG-PET is an effective alternative to evaluate the source of infection when other examinations are inconclusive. We report an unusual case of an infected pulmonary artery conduit after TOF repair although the echocardiogram was negative for vegetation, which was later confirmed by surgery and pathology. The case highlights the role of FDG-PET as a problem-solving tool for potential endocarditis and cardiac device infection cases after complex cardiac surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-87
Number of pages2
JournalNuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • FDG PET/CT
  • Infection
  • Pulmonary artery conduit
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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