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Hellenic journal of nuclear medicine

Hypermetabolic pulmonary and bone marrow lesions in a patient with chronic adult T-cell leukemia.


PMID 24997080

Abstract

A 69 years old woman with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) (chronic type) was referred for a fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT). Multiple hypermetabolic pulmonary and bone lesions were evidence. The patient underwent chemotherapy, but did not respond, and she died approximately 8 months from the onset of symptoms. Autopsy showed ATL cells infiltrating the lung parenchyma and the pulmonary hilum. In conclusion, we present a case of hypermetabolic pulmonary lesions associated with thoracic CT findings on a (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in a patient with a chronic adult T-cell leukemia.