A false positive fluorodeoxyglucose lymphadenopathy in a patient with pulmonary carcinoid tumor and previous breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy

Andrea Billè, Lara Girelli, Francesco Leo, Ugo Pastorino

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Abstract

We present a case of a 60-year-old woman with a positive fluorodeoxyglucose integrated positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/TC) mammary chain lymphadenopathy and carcinoid tumor of the left lower lobe who had a previous bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction for breast cancer. She underwent a right muscle sparing mini-thoracotomy and mammary chain lymphadenectomy; the final histopathology showed granulomatous reaction to silicone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • 18F-FDG PET/CT
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast implants
  • Carcinoid
  • Siliconoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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