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Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma mimicking multiple lung metastases: report of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20351580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma (PHG) is a rare disease characterized by multiple bilateral pulmonary nodules of uncertain etiology. We describe a 71-year-old female patient with thyroid papillary carcinoma in whom bilateral pulmonary nodules were found during a routine chest radiography examination. Subsequent fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan gave the impression of multiple pulmonary metastases based on high maximum standardized uptake value. She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with wedge resection, and PHG was diagnosed on the basis of histopathologic findings. To our knowledge, this is the first report of PHG developing in a patient as a solid cancer, mimicking multiple pulmonary metastases. We also present the first description of positron emission tomography in PHG, according to a Medline search.
Chi-Tun Lien; Chih-Jen Yang; Sheau-Fang Yang; Shah-Hwa Chou; Ming-Shyan Huang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-13     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W36-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use
Granuloma, Respiratory Tract / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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