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"Whole body" FDG-PET usually covers the body from the base of the skull to the upper third of the thighs, arms in abduction. Thus, the upper part of the head and the lower limbs are not included in the acquisition field. We report the cases of three patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who developed secondary distal localizations beyond the acquisition… (More)
Emmonsia crescens is a saprophytic fungus that is distributed worldwide, causing diseases mostly in rodents. It has also been described, though rarely, as an etiologic agent of pulmonary pathology in humans, potentially leading to death. A case of pulmonary adiaspiromycosis is reported in a 30-year-old immunocompetent man. The patient presented with a… (More)
We report a 27-year-old man who presented with a Lemierre's syndrome associated with two uncommon complications: a septic sternoclavicular joint arthritis and a cavitating pneumonia.
Technological progress and numerous published studies allow to estimate the best place of the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, a real functional metabolic imagery, in the clinical and therapeutic strategy of non small cell lung cancers.
Whereas synchronous lung cancer is rare, synchronous small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are exceptional. The authors report the case of a 61-year-old man with synchronous unilateral adenocarcinoma and small cell lung cancer, raising the question as to the need for the histology of all of the lesions in the same lobe or same… (More)
18FDG-PET scanning enables the imaging of metabolic activity giving an assessment of the local extent of thoracic malignancies as well as an indication of the presence of nodal or metastatic spread. This enables more accurate staging and has revolutionised the management of lung cancer. National and international guidelines describe the role of this… (More)
Primary pulmonary malignant melanoma is rare (0.01% of pulmonary cancers); only 25 cases are published in the literature. The diagnosis of primary pulmonary malignant melanoma is controversial, the pathogenesis is unknown and a pulmonary metastasis from a mucocutaneous melanoma is the main differential diagnosis. The diagnosis is based on the strict… (More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer aetiology and clinical aspects have been mainly studied in men, although specific risk factors probably exist in women. Here we present the rationale, design and organization of the WELCA study (Women Epidemiology Lung CAncer) that has been launched to investigate lung cancer in women, focusing particularly on hormonal and… (More)