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what is an metabolically active portacaval lymph node?
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I assume that this is part of a PET CT scan report?

wikipedia has a nice explanation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PET-CT

the area that takes up the radiolabeled sugar molecule is called metabolically active
this could be from an infection or inflammation (such as post-surgical healing) or it could be active from malignancy

portocaval is the vein near the liver
node means lymph node

take care
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