Lymphangitic spread of breast carcinoma: Scintigraphic pattern with chest x-ray and computed tomography correlation

Deborah L. Stein, Leonard M. Freeman

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Abstract

Lymphangitic spread of metastases has distinct patterns on pulmonary scintigraphy and radiographic imaging. A 43-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer presented with shortness of breath. Symptomatology was studied with ventilation and perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy. chest radiograph, and computed tomography (CT). The scintigraphic pattern is consistent with prior descriptions of lymphangitic spread of tumor. The chest x-ray and CT were both performed within the prior 2 months and were confirmatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-616
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

Keywords

  • Band-like perfusion defects
  • Bronchovascular interstitium
  • Lymphangitic metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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