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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Feb;180(2):519-22.

Thymic enlargement and FDG uptake in three patients: CT and FDG positron emission tomography correlated with pathology.

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Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our purpose was to describe three adult patients in whom we found increased thymic uptake of FDG on positron emission tomography and thymic enlargement with convex lateral margins on CT. Subsequent biopsy or resection showed normal thymic tissue.

CONCLUSION:

In three adults, we found a physiologic uptake of FDG by the thymus with standardized uptake values in the range of thymic neoplasia.

PMID:
12540464
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.180.2.1800519
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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