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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography as a noninvasive method for the diagnosis of primary pulmonary artery sarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22241041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary artery sarcomas are rare, difficult-to-diagnose tumors that frequently mimic chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. We report the cases of two female patients with clinical signs of dyspnea and lung masses associated with pulmonary artery filling defects on chest CT angiography. We performed 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, which revealed increased radiotracer uptake in those lesions. Pulmonary artery sarcoma was subsequently confirmed by anatomopathological examination. We emphasize the importance of this type of tomography as a noninvasive method for the diagnosis of these tumors.
Olívia Meira Dias; Elisa Maria Siqueira Lombardi; Mauro Canzian; José Soares Júnior; Lucas de Oliveira Vieira; Mário Terra Filho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicaça̋o oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1806-3756     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bras Pneumol     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-13     Completed Date:  2012-07-12     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101222274     Medline TA:  J Bras Pneumol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  817-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonology, InCor/Heart Institute, University of São Paulo School of Medicine Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use*
Middle Aged
Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
Pulmonary Artery / radionuclide imaging*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use*
Sarcoma / radionuclide imaging*
Vascular Neoplasms / pathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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