A 79-Year-Old Man With Interstitial Lung Disease and Cryptic Area of High 18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake in Left Upper Lobe.

Abstract

Seven years after left hemicolectomy and radical lymph nodal dissection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer (histotype, adenocarcinoma; stage, pT3N2M0; grading, G2), a slight increase in carcinoembryonic antigen levels (6.2 ng/mL; range, 0-5 ng/mL) was detected in a 79-year-old man. He was a heavy smoker with history of an interstitial fibrotic lung disease with associated areas of emphysema.

DOI: 10.1378/chest.14-2680

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@article{Rapicetta2015A7M, title={A 79-Year-Old Man With Interstitial Lung Disease and Cryptic Area of High 18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake in Left Upper Lobe.}, author={Cristian Rapicetta and Filippo Lococo and Cristiano Matteo Carbonelli and Nicola Sverzellati and Maria Liberata Di Paolo and Alberto Cavazza and Silvia Serra and Tommaso Ricchetti and Elisa Gasparini and Alfredo Cesario and Giorgio Sgarbi and Loris Brandi and Massimiliano Paci}, journal={Chest}, year={2015}, volume={148 6}, pages={e175-e180} }