A rare case of primary thymic hodgkin lymphoma in an elderly patient detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Giorgio Treglia, Filippo Lococo, Gianluigi Petrone, Antonella Stefanelli, Giulia Carnassale, Maria Lucia Calcagni, Pierluigi Granone, Alessandro Giordano

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We report a rare case of thymic Hodgkin lymphoma that occurred in an elderly patient and detected by F-FDG PET/CT. A 77-year-old woman with fever of unknown origin underwent F-FDG PET/CT scanning, which showed an area of increased radiopharmaceutical uptake in a mediastinal mass corresponding to a thymic lesion at CT scan. On the basis of the PET/CT findings, the patient was referred to surgery with the clinical suspicious of a thymoma. Histological examination demonstrated the presence of a primary thymic Hodgkin lymphoma instead.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 31 2013

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Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Hodgkin Disease
Fever of Unknown Origin
Thymoma
Radiopharmaceuticals

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A rare case of primary thymic hodgkin lymphoma in an elderly patient detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT. / Treglia, Giorgio; Lococo, Filippo; Petrone, Gianluigi; Stefanelli, Antonella; Carnassale, Giulia; Calcagni, Maria Lucia; Granone, Pierluigi; Giordano, Alessandro.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 31.01.2013.

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Treglia, Giorgio ; Lococo, Filippo ; Petrone, Gianluigi ; Stefanelli, Antonella ; Carnassale, Giulia ; Calcagni, Maria Lucia ; Granone, Pierluigi ; Giordano, Alessandro. / A rare case of primary thymic hodgkin lymphoma in an elderly patient detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2013.
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