Monday, November 10, 2014

Should my lung lesion be surgically removed?

BACKGROUND: it is common for people to have multiple primary lung cancers with ground-glass opacity. How should these lesions be managed medically?

RESULTS: this is a case report of a 62y M with 7 lesions in the lung field. High resolution CT was performed along with F-18 FDG PET/CT imaging.

CONCLUSION: the authors found that using FDG PET/CT in addition to high resolution CT helped determine the most appropriate surgical strategy in managing multifocal lung adenocarcinoma.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):e151-3.