Pulmonary aspergilloma

A potential cause of false positive fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan

Ioannis D. Kostakis, Periklis Tomos, Kyriaki G. Cholidou, Aristeidis G. Vaiopoulos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Petros Konofaos, Panagiotis O. Michail

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Abstract

Pulmonary aspergilloma is a fungus ball developed in a pre-existing lung cavity, generally in the superior lobes. Its size remains stable in most cases and it is usually asymptomatic. Herein, we present a case of a 64-year-old male with pulmonary aspergilloma, which was developed in an emphysematous cyst of the right inferior lobe, increased in size, and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan was positive. There are only a few reported cases of pulmonary aspergilloma with a false positive fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan. case of a 64-year-old male with pulmonary aspergilloma, which was developed in an emphysematous cyst of the right inferior lobe, increased in size, and fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F] FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scan was positive. There are only a few cases of pulmonary aspergilloma with positive FDG-PET scan reported in the literature [8-10].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume60
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Positron-Emission Tomography
Lung
Cysts
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Fungi

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Pulmonary aspergilloma : A potential cause of false positive fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan. / Kostakis, Ioannis D.; Tomos, Periklis; Cholidou, Kyriaki G.; Vaiopoulos, Aristeidis G.; Spartalis, Eleftherios; Konofaos, Petros; Michail, Panagiotis O.

In: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 60, No. 8, 01.08.2012, p. 528-530.

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Kostakis, Ioannis D. ; Tomos, Periklis ; Cholidou, Kyriaki G. ; Vaiopoulos, Aristeidis G. ; Spartalis, Eleftherios ; Konofaos, Petros ; Michail, Panagiotis O. / Pulmonary aspergilloma : A potential cause of false positive fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan. In: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 60, No. 8. pp. 528-530.
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