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Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Mar;41(3):232-4. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001030.

18F-FDG PET/CT Metabolic Activity in a Patient With Solitary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Lung.

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From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cancer Center of Guangzhou Medical University; and †Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cancer Center of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.


Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare variant of plasmacytoma that is frequently observed in the head and neck. Primary plasmacytoma of the lung is quite rare. A 92-year-old woman presented with chest distress for 6 months with a mass detected in the right posterior thoracic cavity. Enhanced T1-weighted image showed marked enhancement of the mass. F-FDG PET/CT showed strong FDG uptake of the lesion with SUVmax of 21.9. Thoracentesis of the tumor was subsequently performed, and pathologic analysis confirmed the diagnosis of primary pulmonary plasmacytoma.

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