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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 11:202

First Online: 27 July 2017Received: 01 March 2017Accepted: 05 July 2017

Abstract

BackgroundColloid adenocarcinoma of the lung is a rare subtype of variants of invasive adenocarcinomas. We report the appearance of this unusual entity on F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography.

Case presentationA 60-year-old man of Chinese Han nationality coughed with a little white sputum for 1 month. Chest computed tomography showed multiple bilateral subpleural nodules and plaques accompanied by air bronchograms, which were most concentrated in the lower lobe of his right lung. Positron emission tomography indicated increased radioactivity uptake with a maximum standardized uptake value of 3.5. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography showed a soft tissue density lesion in his left adrenal gland with a maximum standardized uptake value of 4.1. The positron emission tomography-computed tomography appearance suggested a primary colloid adenocarcinoma in the lower lobe of his right lung accompanied by intrapulmonary and left adrenal gland metastases. The diagnostic rate of colloid adenocarcinoma can be increased by combining the anatomic and metabolic information of lesions.

ConclusionsThe advantage of positron emission tomography-computed tomography in the diagnosis of colloid adenocarcinoma, as with other cancers, is the ability to locate extrapulmonary disease, facilitating clinical staging.

KeywordsAdenocarcinoma Mucinous Lung neoplasms Positron emission tomography Computed tomography AbbreviationsF-FDGF-fluorodeoxyglucose

CTComputed tomography

PETPositron emission tomography

SUVmaxMaximum standardized uptake value.

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Author: ZhenGuang Wang - MingMing Yu - YueHua Chen - Yan Kong

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