FDG PET/CT in evaluation of unusual cutaneous manifestations of breast cancer

Shaylee R. Dave, Thomas A. Samuel, Darko Pucar, Natasha Marie Savage, Hadyn T Williams

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Abstract

Cutaneous metastases of primary internal malignancies are rare, with an incidence of 0.7% to 10.4%. Cutaneous manifestations due to breast cancer are the most common metastases dermatologists observe, with a prevalence of 2.4% and an incidence of 23.9%. Presence of cutaneous metastases is usually a late event in disease progression, indicating grave prognosis. Recognition of cutaneous breast cancer metastases significantly alters therapeutic plans, especially when the disease was thought to be successfully cured. F-FDG PET CT imaging can detect cutaneous metastasis and sites of distant metastases and monitor response to therapy. We report 3 patients with cutaneous-predominant breast carcinoma seen by FDG PET/CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e63-e67
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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