|Patient: 59 year old female|
|History: 59 year-old female with a mass demonstrated in the lingular portion of the left upper lobe.|
|Findings: 2.4 cm spiculated mass in the lingula with a maximum standardized uptake value (SUV) of 1.8.|
|Diagnosis: Lipoid Pneumonia|
|General Discussion: The PET/CT demonstrates a spiculated low density mass in the lingula adjacent to the left side of the heart with mild tracer uptake (maximum SUV 1.8). Although a benign etiology was suspected, low grade malignancy was not excluded based on the PET data alone. A follow-up diagnostic CT was performed in preparation for biopsy of the mass which demonstrated multiple areas of macroscopic fat in the lesion. The patient was questioned and reported a history of consitipation and use of mineral oil ingestion. Thus, this lesion is consistent with lipoid pneumonia and no biopsy is necessary.|
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Case Number: 206892Owner(s): Tom Miller and Brandon PetersLast Updated: 03-18-2010 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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