Diagnosis of pneumothorax on F-18 FDG PET after transbronchial biopsy.

Title

Diagnosis of pneumothorax on F-18 FDG PET after transbronchial biopsy.

Creator

Ghofrani Mohsen; Kim Benedict

Publisher

Clinical nuclear medicine

Date

2005
2005-10

Description

Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) is associated with pneumothorax, 12% occurring 1 to 4 hours postprocedure (delayed pneumothorax). We report a case of a delayed pneumothorax first diagnosed on a positron emission tomography (PET) scan performed 5 days after TBLB. An early post-TBLB chest radiograph (after 1 hour) had not demonstrated any pneumothorax. The delayed pneumothorax was later confirmed with a repeat radiograph after the PET scan. Often, PET is performed to diagnose or stage pulmonary lesions after TBLB rather than before. Therefore, nuclear physicians must remain vigilant to recognize subtle pneumothoraces on PET scans.

Subject

*Fluorodeoxyglucose F18; Biopsy; Bronchoscopy/*adverse effects; Humans; Lung/*pathology; Male; Middle Aged; Needle/*adverse effects; Pneumothorax/*diagnostic imaging/*etiology; Positron-Emission Tomography/*methods; Radiopharmaceuticals

Rights

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Pages

692–694

Issue

10

Volume

30

Citation

Ghofrani Mohsen; Kim Benedict, “Diagnosis of pneumothorax on F-18 FDG PET after transbronchial biopsy.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4308.

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