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POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY: FALSE POSITIVE RESULT DUE TO SPLENIC UPTAKE IN AN EXTENSION STUDY IN BRONCHIAL CARCINOMA. A CASE REPORT

Abstract

Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases. Many tests and techniques are used in the staging of this disease, including positron emission tomography. This is probably the most recently introduced test and is capable of providing information on all the structures affected by malignancy. We present a case of a false positive result due to increased splenic uptake of the tracer.

Tumori 2007; 97(3): 316 - 318

Article Type: CASE REPORT

Authors

David Orts Giménez, Rosa Jiménez Yáñez, Gaspar Esquerdo Galiana, Antonia Galán Dávila, Eleuterio Llorca Martínez, Manuel Díaz Castellano, Cristina Llorca Ferrándiz

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  • Orts Giménez, David [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Internal Medicine, Elda General Hospital, Alicante, spain
  • Jiménez Yáñez, Rosa [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Radiodiagnosis Department, Elche University General Hospital, Alicante, Spain
  • Esquerdo Galiana, Gaspar [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Internal Medicine, Elda General Hospital, Alicante, Spain
  • Galán Dávila, Antonia [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Internal Medicine, Elda General Hospital, Alicante, Spain
  • Llorca Martínez, Eleuterio [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Internal Medicine, Elda General Hospital, Alicante, Spain
  • Díaz Castellano, Manuel [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Internal Medicine, Elda General Hospital, Alicante, Spain
  • Ferrándiz, Cristina Llorca [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Internal Medicine, Elda General Hospital, Alicante, Spain

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