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Diagnosis of benign solitary fibrous tumors by positron emission tomography.
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PMID:  15646769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 80-year-old male presented with dyspnea so severe that he could not perform the activities of daily living. Chest radiography and computed tomography of the chest demonstrated a 30-cm left chest mass extending inferiorly to displace the left kidney and spleen. Three incisional biopsies yielded inconclusive results. Positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorodeoxyglucose F 18 (FDG) ruled out malignancy, so a curative excisional biopsy was performed. We conclude that FDG PET is a crucial component of the initial evaluation of patients with solitary pulmonary masses. FDG PET has high sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value in the diagnostic clarification of radiologically indeterminate pulmonary lesions.
Mohab Alexander; Stephen Yang; Rex Yung; James Robert Brasic; Harpreet Pannu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-13     Completed Date:  2005-02-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1264-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / radionuclide imaging*
Pleural Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography*
Thoracic Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging*
Reg. No./Substance:
63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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