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Small cell carcinoma of the lung exclusively localized within the left descending pulmonary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15947349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We encountered a 69-year-old woman displaying a filling defect within the left descending pulmonary artery (PA) on a chest CT scan and pulmonary angiography. A subsequent 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scan demonstrated focal uptake in the left hilum. A cytologic examination of transbronchial needle aspiration specimens revealed small cell carcinoma. The patient underwent concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide, resulting in tumor shrinkage and recanalization of the involved PA. This is the first case of small cell carcinoma localized exclusively within the PA, and positive findings on FDG-PET facilitated the unexpected diagnosis.
Mitsunori Kamigaki; Koichi Yamazaki; Ichizo Tsujino; Masayuki Suga; Shinji Sakaue; Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita; Masaharu Nishimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-10     Completed Date:  2005-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2273-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
First Department of Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita-ku North 15, West 7, Sapporo, 060-8638 Hokkaido, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Biopsy, Needle
Carcinoma, Small Cell / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Dose Fractionation
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy*
Neoplasm Staging
Positron-Emission Tomography / methods
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Chest. 2005 Jun;127(6):1889   [PMID:  15947298 ]

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