Bilateral breast cancer – 18F-FDG PET/CT staging
|S. Dineva, I. Kostadinova, V. Hadzhiyska, V. Hadjidekov|
A patient with bilateral breast cancer undergoes a positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) for follow-up due to elevated tumor marker (CA 15-3). Prior bilateral mastectomy is performed and different breast implants are used. On the left side the patient had her silicone implant, while on the right an autogenic fat transplantation was performed. The first breast carcinoma is diagnosed in the patient’s 35’s, which puts her in the risk group for a metachronous tumour disease. The hybrid imaging modality shows dissemination of the disease to regional lymph nodes and a non-characteristic metabolic hyperfixation in the anterior abdominal wall used for surgical plastic reconstruction.
|Key words: PET/CT. BILATERAL BREAST CANCER. METACHRONOUS BREAST CANCER|