A Case of Localized Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Evaluated by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Localized malignant mesothelioma is rare. The prognosis is generally more favorable for this condition than for diffuse malignant mesothelioma. An elderly woman recently complained of abdominal pain, fever, and weight loss. She had no history of asbestos exposure. Her serum CEA level was elevated. Plain CT revealed a mass under the left diaphragm, with liquefaction and necrosis. A contrast-enhanced scan showed circular enhancement of the mass. A subsequent biopsy of the mass revealed a poorly differentiated carcinoma. PET/CT showed a significant FDG-avid subphrenic mass without any indications of metastasis. Postoperative pathological and immunohistochemical examination confirmed a case of malignant mesothelioma.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research

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Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Inhalation Toxicology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Inhal Toxicol Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Medicina del Lavoro - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research
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Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
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