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18[F] FDG-PET/CT is a useful molecular marker in evaluating thymoma aggressiveness.

Ahmad Saad, Fathinul Fikri and Nordin, Abdul Jalil and Mohtarrudin, Norhafizah and Hemalata, and Lau, W. F. Eddie (2011) 18[F] FDG-PET/CT is a useful molecular marker in evaluating thymoma aggressiveness. European Journal of Radiology Extra, 78 (2). e89-e92. ISSN 1571-4675

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A 54 year-old-man presented with chest fullness and difficulty of breathing for 3 months. CT thorax revealed a heterogeneously enhancing mediastinal mass for which CT-guided biopsy results were initially inconclusive. The patient underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT study for further metabolic characterisation and staging of the disease. 18F-FDG -PET/CT showed heterogeneous FDG-avid mediastinal mass with adjoining multiple FDG-avid hilar lymph nodes, pulmonary and bone metastasis. Final diagnosis of malignant thymoma was confirmed after a successful PET/CT-guided needle biopsy.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Thymoma; 18F-FDG; PET/CT; Aggressiveness; Molecular marker; Malignant cytology.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher:Elsevier
DOI Number:10.1016/j.ejrex.2011.02.006
Altmetrics:http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1016/j.ejrex.2011.02.006
ID Code:24408
Deposited By: Nur Farahin Ramli
Deposited On:30 Mar 2014 23:50
Last Modified:02 Oct 2015 16:17

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