Primary pulmonary meningioma manifesting as a solitary pulmonary nodule with a false-positive PET scan

Gustavo Souza Portes Meirelles, Gregory Ravizzini, Andre Luis Moreira, Timothy Akhurst

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Abstract

Primary pulmonary meningioma is very rare, with about 30 cases reported in the English literature. These lesions are usually benign, grow slowly, and have an excellent prognosis. However, they can mimic any other pulmonary tumor, as the most common presentation is as a solitary pulmonary nodule. We report a case of a primary pulmonary meningioma manifesting as a solitary lung nodule with a very high metabolic activity on the positron emission tomography, mimicking a primary lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • False positive
  • Meningioma
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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