Accumulation of F-18 FDG in the infected pulmonary cyst in a patient with hydatid disease

Ozkan Z. G., Turkmen C., Sanli Y., Ozkan B., Tanju S.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.25, no.6, pp.451-453, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-011-0485-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-453
  • Keywords: Echinococcosis, Pulmonary hydatid disease, PET-CT, ECHINOCOCCOSIS, CANCER
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Echinococcosis is endemic in certain parts of the world, including Turkey. When the pulmonary cyst has characteristic features, it can be easily diagnosed, but when the appearance changes as a result of complications, the cyst may resemble a malignant lesion. We presented a complicated pulmonary hydatid disease patient who was referred to our department for PET-CT, after the detection of 2 lung lesions.