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Cardiovascular Disease: Cardiothoracic Disorders |

FDG-PET Abnormalities Years After Talc Pleurodesis Can Confound Subsequent Lung Cancer Evaluations: A Case Series, Literature Review, and Diagnostic Recommendations

Whittney Warren, DO; William Londeree, MD; Sarah Cantrell, MS; Joel Nations, MD; William Kelly, MD
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Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A68. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.072
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SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Disorders

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PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

INTRODUCTION: Talc pleurodesis is a technique commonly used for treatment of recurrent pleural effusions and pneumothoraces. Abnormal pleural FDG-PET avidity following pleurodesis can persist for years and complicate any subsequent diagnostic evaluation of pulmonary nodules or known malignancy later in life.

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