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Detection of bilateral, multifocal breast cancer and assessment of tumour response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy by Tc-99m sestamibi imaging - a case report

Mariano Grosso, Muhammad Babar Imran, Duccio Volterrani, Manuela Roncella, Khalid Abufalgha, Gaia Grassetto, Adil Al-Nahhas, Domenico Rubello, Giuliano Mariani
Nucl. Med. Rev 2008;11(2):70-72.

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Vol 11, No 2 (2008)
Published online: 2008-11-05
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

In breast cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy needs early indication for responsiveness. Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography provides comprehensive information about the extent of disease including multiple foci in one or both breasts and possible involvement of nodes.
In the present case, X-mammography was positive for a suspicious mass in the upper quadrant of the left breast only. On the other hand,Tc-99m Sestamibi scintimammography was able to depict the full extent of the disease, including its spread to the axillary lymph node, and gave useful information on the effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
The case reported here demonstrates that Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography was useful in detecting bilateral breast cancer and could provide additional information on possible axillary lymph node involvement. Furthermore, Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography was effective in monitoring response to chemotherapy in the studied case.

Abstract

In breast cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy needs early indication for responsiveness. Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography provides comprehensive information about the extent of disease including multiple foci in one or both breasts and possible involvement of nodes.
In the present case, X-mammography was positive for a suspicious mass in the upper quadrant of the left breast only. On the other hand,Tc-99m Sestamibi scintimammography was able to depict the full extent of the disease, including its spread to the axillary lymph node, and gave useful information on the effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
The case reported here demonstrates that Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography was useful in detecting bilateral breast cancer and could provide additional information on possible axillary lymph node involvement. Furthermore, Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography was effective in monitoring response to chemotherapy in the studied case.
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Keywords

breast cancer; chemotherapy; Tc-99m sestamibi

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Title

Detection of bilateral, multifocal breast cancer and assessment of tumour response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy by Tc-99m sestamibi imaging - a case report

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 11, No 2 (2008)

Pages

70-72

Published online

2008-11-05

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2008;11(2):70-72.

Keywords

breast cancer
chemotherapy
Tc-99m sestamibi

Authors

Mariano Grosso
Muhammad Babar Imran
Duccio Volterrani
Manuela Roncella
Khalid Abufalgha
Gaia Grassetto
Adil Al-Nahhas
Domenico Rubello
Giuliano Mariani

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