An unusual presentation of a sarcoidosis that mimicked lymphatic metastatize non small cell lung carcinoma in positron emission tomography : a case report

  • In the last decade, several sophisticated and accurate imaging methods such as positron emission tomography have been developed in order to evaluate malignant potential in enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. This case illustrates an unusual presentation of sarcoidosis that mimicked lymphatic metastases of non small cell lung carcinoma. The reported high specificity and sensitivity of positron emission tomography-Computer Tomography regarding mediastinal staging could lead in same cases of false positives to a delaying of stage adapted therapy of non small cell lung carcinoma, showing that despite the recent advances of imaging techniques, such as positron emission tomography-computer tomography, several limitations of this imaging technique are still existing.

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Author:Omer Dzemali, Nestoras Papadopoulos, Farhad Bakhtiary, Panagiotis Therapidis, Peter Kleine
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Parent Title (English):Cases journal
Publisher:BioMed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2009/09/15
Date of first Publication:2009/09/15
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/10/02
Page Number:4
© 2009 licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0