Pleomorphic carcinoma with extra-skeletal uptake on bone scintigraphy

Toshiaki Ohara, Yukio Kimura

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Abstract

Background. Pleomorphic carcinomas are rare tumors and are always difficult to diagnose preopera-tively. Case. A 67-year-old woman presented with pain in the left side of her chest. A CT scan detected a tumor mass 5.5 cm in diameter in the lower lobe of the left lung. An operation was performed under the suspicion of lung cancer. The frozen section examination yielded a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. Left lower lobectomy and lymph node dissection were then performed. Postoperative pathological diagnosis showed that the tumor was a pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung. Also, bone scintigraphy showed an extra-skeletal uptake of the tumor. Conclusion. We encountered a case of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung with extra-skeletal uptake. The case demonstrates the relationship between pleomorphic carcinoma and extra-skeletal uptake that can be ascertained by bone scintigraphy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Lung Cancer
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Radionuclide Imaging
Carcinoma
Bone and Bones
Lung
Neoplasms
Frozen Sections
Lymph Node Excision
Lung Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma
Thorax
Pain

Keywords

  • Bone scintigraphy
  • Extra-skeletal uptake
  • Pleomorphic carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pleomorphic carcinoma with extra-skeletal uptake on bone scintigraphy. / Ohara, Toshiaki; Kimura, Yukio.

In: Japanese Journal of Lung Cancer, Vol. 47, No. 4, 08.2007, p. 333-336.

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