Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 215–218 | Cite as

Diffuse cavitary lung lesions

  • Mindy Grunzke
  • Kari Hayes
  • Wendy Bourland
  • Timothy Garrington
Case Report


An 11-year-old girl presented with a 2-month history of progressively worsening cough, daily fevers, and weight loss. A chest radiograph revealed multiple cystic cavitary lung lesions. An extensive infectious work-up was negative. Chest CT verified multiple cavitary lung lesions bilaterally, and [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography with CT (PET/CT) showed increased uptake in the lung lesions as well as regional lymph nodes. Subsequent biopsy of an involved lymph node confirmed classical Hodgkin lymphoma, nodular sclerosis type. This case represents an unusual presentation for a child with Hodgkin lymphoma and demonstrates a role for 18F-FDG PET/CT in evaluating a child with cavitary lung lesions.


Lung cavitations Hodgkin lymphoma Pediatric PET/CT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mindy Grunzke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kari Hayes
    • 3
  • Wendy Bourland
    • 4
  • Timothy Garrington
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Rick Wilson Center for Cancer and Blood DisordersThe Children’s HospitalAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Pediatric RadiologyThe Children’s HospitalAuroraUSA
  4. 4.Warren Clinic, Inc.Children’s Hospital at St. FrancisTulsaUSA

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