18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging of Pulmonary Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma with Signet Ring Cells

Alexandros Kalkanis, Leonidas Palaiodimos, Ifigeneia Klinaki, Dimitrios Karantanis, Dimitrios Kalkanis

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A 63-year-old male with a recently diagnosed right lung lesion was referred for staging. F-FDG PET/CT scan revealed a hypodense, cystic-like mass in the right upper lung lobe, which demonstrated low, diffuse 18F-FDG uptake, likely due to the presence of mucus, as well as intensely hypermetabolic right hilar and right paratracheal lymph nodes. Transbronchial biopsy revealed a primary pulmonary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma with the presence of signet ring cell carcinoma, a co-existence of two rare variants of lung adenocarcinoma. This case report demonstrates the metabolic phenotype along with the radiographic characteristics of this rare tumor and its metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Carcinoma, signet ring cell
  • Cystadenocarcinoma, mucinous
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Imaging
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Positron-emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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