A "fat chance" it's malignant: lipoid pneumonia simulating lung cancer on PET scan

Fox, B. D.; Shechtman, I.; Shitrit, D.; Bendayan, D.; Kramer, M. R.
May 2007
Thorax;May2007, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p464
Academic Journal
journal article
The article reports on the case of a 65-year-old man who underwent lobectomy following a positron emission tomography scan which showed increased uptake in a nodular lesion in the middle lobe. Some lessons from the case include the realizations that lipoid pneumonia may take a variety of forms and that the history of oil ingestion is frequently not elicited until after the pathological diagnosis is made.


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