65P - Synchronous lung and thyroid tumors: a staging dilemma in the PET-CT era

Date 28 March 2014
Event ELCC 2014
Session Lunch and poster display session
Topics Endocrine Cancers
Imaging, Diagnosis and Staging
Lung and other Thoracic Tumours
Presenter Mor Moskovitz
Authors M. Moskovitz1, D. Levy Faber2, M. Lapidot2, M. Orlovsky2, M. Wollner1, L.A. Best2, R. Kremer2
  • 1Oncology, RAMBAM health care campus, 3109601 - HAIFA/IL
  • 2General Thoracic Surgery, RAMBAM, 3109601 - HAIFA/IL


Lung cancer is the second most common non-skin malignancy. In a PET-CT-based staging of lung cancer, positive metabolic neck avidity may be considered a metastasis; however, other interpretations may be synchronous tumor or non-malignant avidity. We present nine cases of synchronous lung and thyroid cancer, which do not share common characteristics, and whose concurrent detection affects the patients' treatment and prognosis