Alveolar adenoma of the lung: Unusual diagnosis of a lesion positive on PET scan. A case report

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The authors report a clinical case of alveolar adenoma presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule which was positive to PET and deeply located in the lung. Few cases of alveolar adenomas have been reported in literature; these lesions are considered pulmonary neoplasms with benign behaviour, usually presenting as a peripheral or subpleural coin lesion; the PET activities of such neoplasms were unknown.The present clinical case was singular for the deep location of the nodule and its tight adhesion to left inferior pulmonary vein requiring a lobectomy. In addition, alveolar adenoma PET behaviour has been reported as light positivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 3 2012



  • Alveolar adenoma
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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