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Vol 10, No 1 (2007)
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Gallium citrate uptake is a marker of breast malignancy: true or false?

Muhammed A. Taher, Shanauk Navalkissoor, Andrew J.W. Hilson, John R. Buscombe
Nucl. Med. Rev 2007;10(1):21-22.

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Vol 10, No 1 (2007)
Published online: 2007-02-15
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

A 34-year old lady had a 67Gallium citrate scan and demonstrated uptake by both of her breasts - diffuse in the right breast, but focal in the left breast at the "9 o'clock position". Core biopsy from both breasts showed fibroadenoma and no malignant cells were found. Though uptake of 67Gallium citrate is normally associated with malignancy or infection there may be other causes of uptake and follow-up biopsy should be performed.

Abstract

A 34-year old lady had a 67Gallium citrate scan and demonstrated uptake by both of her breasts - diffuse in the right breast, but focal in the left breast at the "9 o'clock position". Core biopsy from both breasts showed fibroadenoma and no malignant cells were found. Though uptake of 67Gallium citrate is normally associated with malignancy or infection there may be other causes of uptake and follow-up biopsy should be performed.
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Keywords

67Gallium citrate; breast adenoma

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Title

Gallium citrate uptake is a marker of breast malignancy: true or false?

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 10, No 1 (2007)

Pages

21-22

Published online

2007-02-15

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2007;10(1):21-22.

Keywords

67Gallium citrate
breast adenoma

Authors

Muhammed A. Taher
Shanauk Navalkissoor
Andrew J.W. Hilson
John R. Buscombe

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