The PET-CT radiological appearance of facial cosmetic injections: A pitfall in the evaluation of the oncological patient

Tima Davidson*, Amit Druyan, Elinor Goshen, Merav Lidar

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Abstract

Background: Facial rejuvenation using different dermal and subdermal injectable compounds is a popular cosmetic procedure which may pose a diagnostic dilemma to the radiologist. Objectives: To describe the appearance of cosmetic facial fillers on PET-CT. Methods: All PET-CT exams performed between January 2015 and May 2017 in which findings suggestive of prior facial filler procedures was evident and where anamnestic confirmation with the patient was possible were reviewed. Results: We describe five females who had undergone facial filler procedures leading to calcifications around the mouth and nasolabial triangle. Conclusions: Familiarity with the appearance of such cosmetic procedures on PET-CT is of paramount importance in order to avoid misinterpretation of the findings leading to unnecessary apprehension and work-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-681
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume19
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Cosmetics
  • Facial fillers
  • Positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (PET-CT)

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