First reported PET positive, FDG avid free flap pedicle ossification and review of the literature


Head and neck bony reconstruction often utilizes the fibular free flap (FFF). Although uncommon, ossification (abnormal bone formation) of the vascular pedicle is a reported complication. This paper presents a patient whose PET/CT imaging showed FDG avid free flap ossification, a finding not present in the current literature.

Silberzweig A, Xing MH, Matloob A, Mundi N, Urken ML.

Clinical Imaging

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