The false-positive finding of left pulmonary Kimura disease on 18F-FDG PET/CT

Dong Li, Ya-Jun Li, Feng-Hua Zhan, Chun-Jiang Dang
Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2013, 38 (7): 569-72
Kimura disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that occurs mainly in Asians. We present a patient with pulmonary Kimura disease assessed by whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT examination and proved by pathologic findings. Chest x-ray detected left pulmonary hilum enlargement in a 49-year-old Chinese man. CT showed a soft tissue mass with punctate calcifications in the left pulmonary hilum, which obviously and homogeneously accumulated tracer on FDG PET. Histopathology findings showed characteristic of Kimura disease. Kimura disease should be included in the differential diagnosis of a pulmonary hilar tumor.

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