Benign schwannoma in supraclavicular region: A false-positive lymph node recurrence of breast cancer suspected by PET scan

Giorgia Perniola, Federica Tomao, Margherita Fischetti, Stephanie Lio, Irene Pecorella, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici

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Abstract

Introduction: Positron emission tomography (PET) is the most accurate imaging modalities to detect malignancies. And it helps to take decisions regarding diagnosis, staging, recurrence, and therapeutical management. Case presentation: We report a case of a suspected supraclavicular lymph node relapse, diagnosed by PET-CT in a breast cancer patient. The lymph node was surgically removed in outpatient with local anesthesia. Histological findings diagnosed a benign Schwannoma. In this patient PET-CT failed to distinguish benign tumors from metastatic supraclavicular lymph nodes. Conclusion: This case confirms the need to investigate histologically suspected supraclavicular lesions, during breast cancer follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-586
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume290
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • PET/CT
  • Shwannoma
  • Supraclavicular breast cancer relapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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