Imaging of invasive thymoma in the costophrenic recess presenting as thickening of arcuate ligaments of the diaphragm

Fergus Coakley, Michael John Grant, Spencer Behr, Bryan Foster, Elena Korngold, Ryne A. Didier

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Abstract

Imaging findings in a patient with invasive thymoma in the costophrenic recess are presented, in whom computed tomography (CT) and MRI revealed lateral arcuate ligament thickening. Increased fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) uptake on subsequent positron emission tomography (PET)/CT was helpful in suggesting the correct diagnosis. A second patient with much more obvious invasive thymoma occurring in the costophrenic recess is presented for comparison. It is a well-known fact that thymic malignancies can metastasize to the pleura even years after resection. Rarely, they may present as focal thickening of the diaphragmatic lateral arcuate ligament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Collateral Ligaments
Thymoma
Diaphragm
Ligaments
Pleura
Tomography
Glucose
Neoplasms
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography

Keywords

  • Arcuate ligament
  • Computed tomography
  • FDG/PE
  • Lateral
  • Thymoma

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Imaging of invasive thymoma in the costophrenic recess presenting as thickening of arcuate ligaments of the diaphragm. / Coakley, Fergus; Grant, Michael John; Behr, Spencer; Foster, Bryan; Korngold, Elena; Didier, Ryne A.

In: Clinical Imaging, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2014, p. 529-531.

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