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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-72

Candida esophagitis incidentally detected by 18f-fdg pet/ct in metastatic lung adenocarcinoma


Department of Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Imaging Group (IDIVAL), Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, University of Cantabria. Avda. Valdecilla, s/n. Santander, Spain

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N Martinez-Amador
Department of Nuclear Medicine. Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital. Molecular Imaging Group (IDIVAL). University of Cantabria. Santander
Spain
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.198494

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The diagnostic significance of esophageal 18F-FDG uptake in oncologic patient is challenging. It may represent normal physiological uptake, inflammation, infection, or neoplasia. We present a patient with a recent diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer stage IV and esophageal mild uptake on 18F-FDG PET/CT scan. Biopsy of esophageal mucosa demonstrated Candida esophagitis.


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