Internal mammary nodal metastases from breast cancer detected by scintimammography

P. Sinha, P. P. Lai, Chandan Guha, J. Cho, Leonard M. Freeman

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Abstract

A 55-year-old woman had a lump in her left breast, which on biopsy proved to be infiltrating ductal carcinoma. She was treated with excisional biopsy and axillary dissection, and all 16 lymph nodes removed were negative for cancer. She received 60.8 Gy external beam radiotherapy to her breast and was followed by yearly mammography. Her third mammogram showed a mass. Tc- 99m MIBI scintimammography at this point showed mild to moderately increased uptake in the mass and in the anterior mediastinum. CT scanning confirmed the presence of a mediastinal mass, which fine needle aspiration cytology proved to be metastatic breast cancer. Tc-99m MIBI scintimammography helped to identify the extent of the recurrent disease in the left breast and mediastinum, which otherwise would have been undetected and the patient would have had a mastectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-204
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi
Breast
Mediastinum
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Ductal Carcinoma
Mastectomy
Mammography
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Dissection
Radiotherapy
Lymph Nodes
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Breast Cancer
  • Metastasis
  • MIBI
  • Scintimammography

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Internal mammary nodal metastases from breast cancer detected by scintimammography. / Sinha, P.; Lai, P. P.; Guha, Chandan; Cho, J.; Freeman, Leonard M.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 3, 1999, p. 203-204.

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