A 79-year-old man with interstitial lung disease and cryptic area of high 18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in left upper lobe

Cristian Rapicetta, Filippo Lococo, Cristiano Carbonelli, Nicola Sverzellati, Maria Liberata Di Paolo, Alberto Cavazza, Silvia Serra, Tommaso Ricchetti, Elisa Gasparini, Alfredo Cesario, Giorgio Sgarbi, Loris Brandi, Massimiliano Paci

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Seven years after left hemicolectomy and radical lymph nodal dissection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer (histotype, adenocarcinoma; stage, pT3N2M0; grading, G2), a slight increase in carcinoembryonic antigen levels (6.2 ng/mL; range, 0-5 ng/mL) was detected in a 79-year-old man. He was a heavy smoker with history of an interstitial fi brotic lung disease with associated areas of emphysema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e175-e180
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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