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Palpable, Tender Breast Mass

Palpable, Tender Breast Mass

  • No symptoms in the right breast.
  • Figure 1. Bilateral tomographic MLO high-resolution breast PET shows significant uptake in each breast corresponding with biopsy confirmed cancer.
  • Figure 1 (Continued). Bilateral tomographic MLO high-resolution breast PET shows significant uptake in each breast corresponding with biopsy confirmed cancer.
  • Figure 2. Bilateral tomographic axillary high-resolution breast PET shows suspicious uptake in 3 lymph nodes in the left axilla; right axilla is negative.
  • Figure 2 (Continued). Bilateral tomographic axillary high-resolution breast PET shows suspicious uptake in 3 lymph nodes in the left axilla; right axilla is negative.
  • Diagnosis: Bilateral breast cancer
  • Clinical evaluation of the axilla is an area of increasing interest in managing breast cancer.
  • Current standard of care is trending toward optimizing preoperative techniques that can inform the surgical and treatment approach.
  • Abnormal lymph nodes seen on the PET scan should undergo ultrasound-guided FNA or core biopsy to confirm findings.
  • Our current practice is to perform ipsilateral high resolution PET imaging of the axilla on patients with a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer and selective DCIS cases

Case History: A 52-year-old female presented with a palpable, tender mass in the left breast. No symptoms in the right breast.

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infection versus ca

Grace @

Ca

Peter @

ca

stavros @

Ca/ abscess

zareentaj @

Ca/ abscess

zareentaj @

abscess

moneim @

Abscess

Naved @

Increased activity in the breast. Differential, ca, abscess, trauma.

Jan @

abscess/injury

monika @

Ca

Barry @

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