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Table 1 Five most common colon locations of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18 F]FDG) uptake in patients who underwent colonoscopya

From: Clinical significance of incidental [18 F]FDG uptake in the gastrointestinal tract on PET/CT imaging: a retrospective cohort study

Malignant lesions, no. (%) Premalignant lesions, no. (%) All, no. (%)
Cecum 5 (25) Cecum 16 (28) Cecum 65 (21)
Ascending colon 5 (25) Ascending colon 16 (28) Sigmoid 60 (20)
Transverse colon 4 (20) Sigmoid 13 (23) Ascending colon 50 (17)
Descending colon 3 (15) Transverse colon 6 (11) Transverse colon 36 (12)
Rectum 3 (15) Descending colon 4 (7) Descending colon 29 (10)
  1. a = 20 areas of uptake in patients that were later found to have malignancies, 56 areas of uptake in patients that were later found to have premalignant lesions, 303 all areas of incidental uptake