Malignant Pleural Effusion Causing a Photon-Deficient Hemithorax

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Abstract

A 54-year-old woman had a history of small-cell carcinoma of the right lung and differentiated ductal carcinoma of the right breast. She had a lumpectomy and chemotherapy for the breast lesion, but the lung carcinoma was inoperable and was treated with radiation. A chest radiograph showed a large pleural effusion, which proved to be malignant. A bone scan requested to evaluate possible osseous metastases revealed an unusual, large photon-deficient area in the entire right hemithorax corresponding to the large pleural effusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-514
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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Malignant Pleural Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Photons
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
Segmental Mastectomy
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Breast
Thorax
Radiation
Neoplasm Metastasis
Carcinoma
Bone and Bones
Drug Therapy
Lung

Keywords

  • Bone Scan
  • Lung Carcinoma
  • Photopenia
  • Pleural Effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Malignant Pleural Effusion Causing a Photon-Deficient Hemithorax. / Savitch, Ina; Chun, Kwang J.; Freeman, Leonard M.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 6, 06.2003, p. 513-514.

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