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Imaging: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Imaging |

A Case of Histoplasmosis Mimic Metastatic Esophageal Cancer

yuyang zhang, MD; Darko Pucar, MD; Jayanth Keshavamurthy, MD
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medical college of georgia, Augusta, GA


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):673A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.767
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Imaging

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose) PET-CT is an important modality for characterizing, staging and restaging of esophageal cancer[1]. FDG as an analog of glucose is a nonspecific agent for tumor imaging. A focal esophageal FDG uptake on PET should bring up the differential diagnosis of esophageal cancer, metastatic disease, infection and inflammation[2]. The presence of lymphadenopathy follows the drainage pathway of esophageal cancer could be helpful. However, an infectious process may have similar appearance. The definite diagnosis relies on tissue biopsy.

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