Usefulness of dynamic fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in diagnosing pulmonary arteriovenous malformation mimicking a lung tumour


GÜNGÖR S. , Yakar H. I.

INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, vol.33, no.4, pp.665-667, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/icvts/ivab130
  • Title of Journal : INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.665-667
  • Keywords: FDG PET/CT, Solitary pulmonary nodule, Pulmonary arterio-venous malformation, PET

Abstract

A 61-year-old male patient with known kidney dysfunction who underwent a non-contrast thorax CT and was then referred to our department for metabolic assessment of solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN). The patient underwent dynamic FDG PET/CT to differentiate benign from malignant SPN. This case illustrates the usefulness of dynamic FDG PET/CT imaging when assessing SPN especially in patients with suspicion for pulmonary arterio-venous malformation accompanying renal failure or contrast allergy.