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PET/CT Findings of a Patient with Striped Muscle Metastasis of Invasive Breast Carcinoma


  • Rabiye Uslu Erdemir
  • Özlem Elmas

Received Date: 29.01.2020 Accepted Date: 06.05.2020 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2021;30(2):117-118 PMID: 34082515

A 37-year-old female with a history of invasive breast carcinoma was referred to our department for an 18flor-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography whole-body scan. An intense 18F-FDG uptake in striped muscles anterior to the left thigh region was noted. Excisional biopsy outcome from the left vastus medialis muscle was found to be consistent with striped muscle metastasis from breast carcinoma.

Keywords: Breast carcinoma, 18F-FDG PET/CT, striped muscle, metastasis


Informed Consent: Consent was obtained patient.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Concept: R.U.E., Design: R.U.E., Data Collection or Processing: R.U.E., Analysis or Interpretation: R.U.E., Literature Search: Ö.E., Writing: R.U.E., Ö.E.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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