Adenocarcinoma of the lung

Case contributed by Hani M. Al Salam
Diagnosis almost certain


Right sided thoracic back pain

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Right upper lung zone nodular opacity.


Right upper lobe posterior segment nodule. Few vertebral bodies demonstrated compression fractures.

Nuclear medicine

PET scan demonstrate increased uptake in the right upper lobe nodule.

Case Discussion

Pathology proven adenocarcinoma of the lung.

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