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Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2016-04-03
Accepted: 2016-08-18
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Is sentinel node mapping possible in surgically removed ectopic axillary breast cancer? A case report

Royasadat Alavifard, Sima Kadkhodayan, Fatemeh Homaee Shandiz, Vahid Reza Dabbagh, Ramin Sadeghi
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0036
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Pubmed: 27813616

open access

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2016-04-03
Accepted: 2016-08-18

Abstract

We reported a 24-year-old female patient with the history of ectopic axillary breast cancer which was removed surgically. Sentinel node mapping was performed for lymphatic axillary staging of this patient with two injections of the 99m-Tc-phytate in both ends of the surgical scar. Lymphoscintigraphy showed an axillary sentinel node which was harvested during surgery and was not pathologically involved. Our case showed that sentinel node mapping is possible for ectopic axillary breast cancer patients even after excisional biopsy of the index lesion.

Abstract

We reported a 24-year-old female patient with the history of ectopic axillary breast cancer which was removed surgically. Sentinel node mapping was performed for lymphatic axillary staging of this patient with two injections of the 99m-Tc-phytate in both ends of the surgical scar. Lymphoscintigraphy showed an axillary sentinel node which was harvested during surgery and was not pathologically involved. Our case showed that sentinel node mapping is possible for ectopic axillary breast cancer patients even after excisional biopsy of the index lesion.

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Keywords

lymphoscintigraphy, accessory breast, sentinel, breast cancer

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Title

Is sentinel node mapping possible in surgically removed ectopic axillary breast cancer? A case report

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

29-30

Published online

2016-10-14

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0036

Pubmed

27813616

Keywords

lymphoscintigraphy
accessory breast
sentinel
breast cancer

Authors

Royasadat Alavifard
Sima Kadkhodayan
Fatemeh Homaee Shandiz
Vahid Reza Dabbagh
Ramin Sadeghi

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