Post-primary pulmonary tuberculosis - PET/CT

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Cough and hemoptysis.

Patient Data

Age: 65-year-old
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

Increased FDG uptake by the margins of large cavity seen at the right lung apex (SUV max 7),

Multifocal increased FDG by multiple patches of air space consolidations and tree-in bud densities scattered throughout both lung lobes, the highest metabolic cavity (SUV max 9) is seen at the right lower lung lobe,

Multiple small cavitary lesions are seen at the right lower lung lobe.

Increased FDG uptake by multiple enlarged retro-caval, subcarinal and bilateral hilar lymph nodes

Case Discussion

Diagnosis confirmed by sputum culture.

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Case information

rID: 30824
Published: 1st Jan 2016
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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