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Correlative imaging in a patient with cystic thymoma : CT, MR and PET/CT comparison

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dc.contributor.author Romeo, Valeria pl
dc.contributor.author Esposito, Alfredo pl
dc.contributor.author Maurea, Simone pl
dc.contributor.author Camera, Luigi pl
dc.contributor.author Mainenti, Pier Paolo pl
dc.contributor.author Palmieri, Giovannella pl
dc.contributor.author Buonerba, Carlo pl
dc.contributor.author Salvatore, Marco pl
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-06T09:21:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-06T09:21:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1733-134X pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/42432
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Correlative imaging in a patient with cystic thymoma : CT, MR and PET/CT comparison pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 22-26 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 26 pl
dc.abstract.en Background: Cystic thymoma is a rare variant of thymic neoplasm characterized by almost complete cystic degeneration with mixed internal structure. We describe a case of a 60 year-old woman with a cystic thymoma studied with advanced tomographic imaging stydies. CT, MRI and PET/CT with 18F-FDG were performed; volumetric CT and MRI images provided better anatomic evaluation for pre-operative assessment, while PET/CT was helpful for lesion characterization based on 18F-FDG uptake. Although imaging studies are mandatory for pre-operative evaluation of cystic thymoma, final diagnosis still remains surgical. Case Report: A 60-year-old woman with recent chest pain and no history of previous disease was admitted to our departement to investigate the result of a previous chest X-ray that showed bilateral mediastinal enlargement; for this purpose, enhanced chest CT scan was performed using a 64-rows scanner (Toshiba, Aquilion 64, Japan) before and after intravenous bolus administration of iodinated non ionic contrast agent; CT images demonstrated the presence of a large mediastinal mass (11×8 cm) located in the anterior mediastinum who extended from the anonymous vein to the cardio-phrenic space, compressing the left atrium and causing medium lobe atelectasis; bilateral pleural effusion was also present. Conclusions: In conclusion, correlative imaging plays a foundamental role for the diagnostic evaluation of patient with cystic thymoma. In particular, volumetric CT and MRI studies can provide better anatomic informations regarding internal structure and local tumor spread for pre-operative assessment. Conversely, metabolic imaging using 18F-FDG PET/CT is helpful for lesion characterization differentiating benign from malignant lesion on the basis of intense tracer uptake. The role of PET/MRI is still under investigation. However, final diagnosis still remains surgical even though imaging studies are mandatory for pre-operative patient management. pl
dc.subject.en magnetic resonance imaging pl
dc.subject.en mediastinal diseases pl
dc.subject.en multidetector computed tomography pl
dc.subject.en positron-emission tomography pl
dc.subject.en thymoma pl
dc.description.volume 80 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.12659/PJR.892105 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1899-0967 pl
dc.title.journal Polish Journal of Radiology pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY-NC-ND; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl


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