Linfonodi mediastinici occulti nel NCCLC: Ripercussioni della falsa negatività PET/TC sulla stadiazione e sulla terapia. Caso clinico e rassegna critica

Translated title of the contribution: Occult mediastinal node involvement in non-small cell lung cancer after negative uptake on PET/CT: Ripples through staging and therapy. Case report and critical review

L. Trodella, F. Salvati, M. Martelli, P. Mattia, P. Graziano, E. Ippolito

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A 78-years old man, heavy smoker, with a persistent and hacking cough, was diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of upper lobe of left lung. Clinical stage was defi ned as cT2N0M0 also on the basis of a negative 18FDG-PET/TC. After lobectomy, pathological stage resulted, on the contrary, pT2N2M0. Because the considerable incidence of preoperative false negative uptakes of PET/TC for involvement of mediastinal lymph nodes, this case report is highlighted as emblematic, particularly in relation to post-operative treatment of early stage NSCLC.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)559-561
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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