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Primary Pulmonary Paraganglioma Revealed by FDG PET/CT

Shen, Guohua MD; Su, Minggang MD; Kuang, Anren MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002468
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Primary pulmonary paraganglioma is a rare type of extra-adrenal paragangliomas arising from neuroectodermal-derived paraganglionic tissue. We report herein the case of a 49-year-old woman with a round-like well-defined nodule in the right middle lobe detected by chest CT. FDG PET/CT also revealed this homogeneous nodule with increased FDG accumulation. Finally, the patient underwent right middle lobe resection, and the pathological findings demonstrated the diagnosis of pulmonary paraganglioma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Received for publication November 26, 2018; revision accepted December 11, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 81471692). None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Anren Kuang, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, No. 37 Guoxue Alley, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, People's Republic of China. E-mail: kuanganren@263.net.

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