Multimodality imaging features in a case of bronchial carcinoid including FDG PET

Victor Shin, Peeyush Bhargava, Jeffrey Brown, Elizabeth D. Ames, Patrick Kang

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Abstract

Background: Pulmonary carcinoid tumors are rare, low-grade neuroendocrine malignancies which comprise 1-2% of all lung neoplasms. Approximately 80% of carcinoid tumors occur in the central airways and present clinically as obstructive pneumonia or hemoptysis. Experience with F18 FDG PET to image pulmonary carcinoid tumors is limited. Case Report: A 67 year old woman presented with two episodes of hemoptysis within one month. A whole body FDG PET scan was performed in addition to a contrast enhanced chest CT, a whole body In111 octreotide scan, and quantitative lung perfusion scan during the diagnostic evaluation. An endobronchial lesion was discovered and the patient underwent a successful resection of the right middle and lower lobes. The histopathology of the lesion was consistent with a typical carcinoid tumor. Conclusions: We describe multimodality imaging findings along with the histopathology and a review of the literature, focusing on the role of FDG PET in the management of patients with bronchial carcinoid tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMedical Science Monitor
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Carcinoid Tumor
Hemoptysis
Lung
Positron-Emission Tomography
Lung Neoplasms
Pneumonia
Thorax
Perfusion
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • FDG PET
  • Octreotide
  • Pulmonary carcinoid

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  • Medicine(all)

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Multimodality imaging features in a case of bronchial carcinoid including FDG PET. / Shin, Victor; Bhargava, Peeyush; Brown, Jeffrey; Ames, Elizabeth D.; Kang, Patrick.

In: Medical Science Monitor, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.01.2007.

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Shin, Victor ; Bhargava, Peeyush ; Brown, Jeffrey ; Ames, Elizabeth D. ; Kang, Patrick. / Multimodality imaging features in a case of bronchial carcinoid including FDG PET. In: Medical Science Monitor. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 1.
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