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Primary Isolated Breast Lymphoma Presenting as Primary Breast Cancer with 18F-FDG PET/CT


  • Özge Vural Topuz
  • Özgür Omak
  • Burçak Yılmaz

Received Date: 06.04.2022 Accepted Date: 18.07.2022 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2023;32(1):83-86 PMID: 36820606

A 40-year-old woman with a palpable mass lesion in her right breast suggested as breast cancer was admitted to 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) unit for the metabolic characterization of the lesion and for the staging of the disease. The patient had no fever and no evidence of weight loss or night sweats. 18F-FDG PET/CT revealed an isolated solid mass lesion with increased 18F-FDG uptake in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast and increased 18F-FDG uptake in the lymph nodes of the right axilla suspected as primary breast cancer and its local lymph node metastasis. There was no other pathological 18F-FDG uptake in the whole body. Excisional biopsy histopathology revealed diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Keywords: Breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, PET/CT, 18F-FDG


Informed Consent: Written informed consent was obtained.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: Ö.V.T., Ö.O., B.Y., Concept: Ö.V.T., B.Y., Design: Ö.V.T., B.Y., Data Collection or Processing: Ö.V.T., Ö.O., B.Y., Analysis or Interpretation: Ö.V.T., Ö.O., B.Y., Literature Search: Ö.V.T., Ö.O., Writing: Ö.V.T., Ö.O., B.Y.

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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