A case of pyothorax-associated lymphoma whose localization diagnosis was made by PET/CT

Kunihiro Suzuki, Toyoshi Yanagihara, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Yoshio Matsuo, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Eiji Harada, Naoki Hamada, Takashige Maeyama, Koichi Takayama, Yoichi Nakanishi

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Abstract

A 75-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with hypertension and right chronic pyothorax, consulted with our department because of an enlarged pyothorax shadow on chest x-ray. He had a history of artificial pneumothorax for pulmonary tuberculosis. Although CT and MRI of the chest showed no masslike lesion in the pyothorax cavity, PET/CT revealed a mass lesion with high SUV value. A CT-guided transthoracic needle aspiration cytology of the lesion was performed, and the diagnosis of pyothorax-associ-ated lymphoma (PAL) was confirmed. A PET/CT is useful for localization diagnosis of PAL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1151-1156
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Volume71
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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