Extensive FDG uptake in accessory muscles of respiration in a patient with shortness of breath

Frank I. Lin, Cameron C Foster, Rosalie J Hagge, David K. Shelton

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Abstract

A 69-year-old man with a history of COPD and small-cell lung cancer was referred for F-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose (FDG) whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) fusion. The patient had chronic shortness of breath by history, and was noted to have heavy breathing with cough at the time of tracer injection. The PET scan shows marked F-18 FDG uptake in virtually all accessory muscles of inspiration, including the sternocleidomastoids, scalenes, intercostals, diaphragm, crura of diaphragm, and some abdominal wall muscles. In addition, these accessory muscles are noted to be hypertrophied on CT, which likely contributed to the degree of hypermetabolic activity seen on PET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

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Diaphragm
Positron-Emission Tomography
Dyspnea
Respiration
Glucose
Abdominal Muscles
Muscles
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Abdominal Wall
Cough
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
History
Tomography
Injections
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography

Keywords

  • Accessory muscle of respiration
  • False positive PET
  • FDG
  • PET
  • PET/CT
  • Physiologic FDG uptake
  • Skeletal muscle FDG uptake

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Extensive FDG uptake in accessory muscles of respiration in a patient with shortness of breath. / Lin, Frank I.; Foster, Cameron C; Hagge, Rosalie J; Shelton, David K.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 7, 07.2009, p. 428-430.

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