Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(7): 439-440
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038982
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Multifocal Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia of the Lung Differently Identified by 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG‐PET)

H. Nakamura1 , K. Miwa1 , T. Haruki1 , Y. Adachi1 , S. Fujioka1 , Y. Taniguchi1
  • 1Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago, Japan
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received July 5, 2008

30. September 2009 (online)


Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH) is a rare lung disease classified as a non-neoplastic pulmonary lymphoid lesion. It is believed that 36 % of cases present with multifocal lesions, and although there are some reports in which 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG‐PET) results are positive, the FDG uptakes vary and the imaging findings are very similar to those of lung cancer or malignant lymphoma. We present a case of surgically resected multifocal NLH which was differently identified by chest computed (CT) tomography appearance and FDG‐PET findings.


Dr. Hiroshige Nakamura

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