An 11-year-old male was referred for a 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-d-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan (FDG PET/CT) after a CT scan done for restaging of a treated abdominal rhabdomyosarcoma showed a residual abdominal mass. Functional PET imaging showed no active tumor in the abdominal mass, and a right middle lobe lung nodule, which was FDG-avid, and highly suspicious for metastatic disease. A biopsy of the lung nodule revealed cryptococcal pneumonia. The patient was treated for cryptococcal pneumonia and avoided an unnecessary abdominal exploratory laparotomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical nuclear medicine|
|State||Published - May 1 2007|
- Cryptococcal pneumonia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging