Title: Paramediastinal inflammatory changes after chemoradiation detected on FDG PET-CT imaging
Authors: Gheysens, Olivier ×
Baete, Kristof
Deroose, Christophe
Mottaghy, Felix #
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Lippincott
Series Title: Clinical Nuclear Medicine vol:35 issue:5 pages:355-356
Article number: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3181d626d4
Abstract: A 56-year-old man with cT3N1M0 esophageal spinocellular epithelioma underwent FDG-PET/CT 4 and 8 months after chemoradiation because of progressive dysphagia. The initial FDG-PET/CT solely revealed the hypermetabolic tumor and a small adjacent lymph node at the upper thoracic esophagus. The second FDG-PET/CT showed slightly increased paramediastinal FDG-uptake due to inflammation. The third FDG-PET/CT showed a hypermetabolic focus at the thoracic esophagus (local recurrence), the left vocal cord, and in the paramediastinal area. The latter was consistent with chemoradiation-induced changes. This case illustrates that inflammatory changes after chemoradiation may take a long time to develop or subside and have to be appropriately recognized.
ISSN: 0363-9762
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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