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Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-08-11
Accepted: 2016-08-18
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Incidental 18F-FDG PET/CT bilateral breast uptake due to carcinoma

Domenico Albano, Mattia Bertoli, Maria Laura Morassi, Giovanni Bosio, Emanuela Orlando, Francesco Bertagna
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0028
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Pubmed: 27900755

open access

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-08-11
Accepted: 2016-08-18

Abstract

We report a case of 71-year-old female patient, previously treated with chemotherapy and surgical resection of sigmoid tract of the large bowel for adenocarcinoma (pT3N1M0), who underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT for a suspicious hepatic lesion detected at CT scan during follow-up. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed no abnormal uptake in the liver both at 60 minutes and 120 minutes after injection but revealed a pathological uptake in two breast nodules, (one localized in upper-internal-quadrant of the right breast and the other in the upper-external-quadrant of the left breast). The patient underwent breast MRI, which confirmed the suspicious nature of both lesions; subsequently she underwent a trucut biopsy of both lesions witch demonstrated a bilateral localization of papillary carcinoma (both lesion were classified as pT1c). The patient underwent bilateral mastectomy and the final biopsy confirmed the presence of breast cancer, while bilateral sentinel nodes biopsy showed no lymph-nodes metastases.

Abstract

We report a case of 71-year-old female patient, previously treated with chemotherapy and surgical resection of sigmoid tract of the large bowel for adenocarcinoma (pT3N1M0), who underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT for a suspicious hepatic lesion detected at CT scan during follow-up. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed no abnormal uptake in the liver both at 60 minutes and 120 minutes after injection but revealed a pathological uptake in two breast nodules, (one localized in upper-internal-quadrant of the right breast and the other in the upper-external-quadrant of the left breast). The patient underwent breast MRI, which confirmed the suspicious nature of both lesions; subsequently she underwent a trucut biopsy of both lesions witch demonstrated a bilateral localization of papillary carcinoma (both lesion were classified as pT1c). The patient underwent bilateral mastectomy and the final biopsy confirmed the presence of breast cancer, while bilateral sentinel nodes biopsy showed no lymph-nodes metastases.

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Keywords

18F-FDG, PET/CT, breast cancer, incidental, bilateral

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Title

Incidental 18F-FDG PET/CT bilateral breast uptake due to carcinoma

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)

Pages

14-16

Published online

2016-10-14

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0028

Pubmed

27900755

Keywords

18F-FDG
PET/CT
breast cancer
incidental
bilateral

Authors

Domenico Albano
Mattia Bertoli
Maria Laura Morassi
Giovanni Bosio
Emanuela Orlando
Francesco Bertagna

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