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Table 3 Distribution of the studied patients according to the degree of FDG uptake by the suspicious rectal operative bed findings

From: Rectal operative bed: ?tumor? post-management changes … positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can answer

Suspected operative bed findingsAvid FDG uptakeLow FDG uptake
Pre-sacral soft tissue density (n: 20)173
Anastomotic site mural thickening (n: 5)32
Loco-regional nodes (n: 5)50
Total (n: 30)25 (83.3%)5 (16.6%)