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Exogenous lipoid pneumonia with unusual CT pattern and FDG positron emission tomography scan findings.

Authors
  • Tahon, Florence
  • Berthezène, Yves
  • Hominal, Stephane
  • Blineau, Nadine
  • Guérin, Jean-Claude
  • Cinotti, Luc
  • Marchand, Bruno
Type
Published Article
Journal
European radiology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2002
Volume
12 Suppl 3
Identifiers
PMID: 12522633
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We report a case of an exogenous lipoid pneumonia that appeared as a spiculated calcified mass on CT scan in which a positron emission tomography (PET) scan was performed before histological analysis. The F-18 fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) PET showed a pattern highly suggestive of malignancy which, to our knowledge, has not yet been described. Similar to inflammatory and infectious lung diseases, lipoid pneumonia may be a false-positive case of F-18 FDG uptake.

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