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Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-04-25
Accepted: 2016-08-18
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Occult breast primary malignancy presenting as isolated axillary lymph node metastasis — early detection of primary site by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Ramya Soundararajan, Niraj Naswa, Sellam Karunanithi, Ritika Walia, Rakesh Kumar, Chandrasekhar Bal
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0027
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Pubmed: 27813620

open access

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-04-25
Accepted: 2016-08-18

Abstract

Breast cancer patients rarely present with isolated axillary lymph node metastasis without any clinical or radiological evidence of primary tumor. Identification of the primary site of tumor helps in planning appropriate patient management which has definite impact on patient’s survival. We present here a case of 30-year-old female who presented with isolated right axillary lymph node metastasis with no evidence of primary tumor clinically. Conventional imaging modalities were negative for primary site. She underwent whole body 18F-Flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and it contributed significantly in early detection of occult primary tumor in right breast.

Abstract

Breast cancer patients rarely present with isolated axillary lymph node metastasis without any clinical or radiological evidence of primary tumor. Identification of the primary site of tumor helps in planning appropriate patient management which has definite impact on patient’s survival. We present here a case of 30-year-old female who presented with isolated right axillary lymph node metastasis with no evidence of primary tumor clinically. Conventional imaging modalities were negative for primary site. She underwent whole body 18F-Flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and it contributed significantly in early detection of occult primary tumor in right breast.

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Keywords

occult breast primary; early detection; 18F-FDG PET/CT

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Title

Occult breast primary malignancy presenting as isolated axillary lymph node metastasis — early detection of primary site by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)

Pages

5-7

Published online

2016-10-14

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0027

Pubmed

27813620

Keywords

occult breast primary
early detection
18F-FDG PET/CT

Authors

Ramya Soundararajan
Niraj Naswa
Sellam Karunanithi
Ritika Walia
Rakesh Kumar
Chandrasekhar Bal

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