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.

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. 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. This case confirms the need to investigate histologically suspected supraclavicular lesions, during breast cancer follow up.

Benign schwannoma in supraclavicular region: a false-positive lymph node recurrence of breast cancer suspected by PET scan / Perniola, Giorgia; Tomao, Federica; Fischetti, Margherita; Stephanie, Lio; Pecorella, Irene; BENEDETTI PANICI, Pierluigi. - In: ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS. - ISSN 0932-0067. - STAMPA. - 290:3(2014), pp. 583-586. [10.1007/s00404-014-3241-5]

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

PERNIOLA, GIORGIA;TOMAO, FEDERICA;FISCHETTI, MARGHERITA;PECORELLA, Irene;BENEDETTI PANICI, PIERLUIGI
2014

Abstract

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. 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. This case confirms the need to investigate histologically suspected supraclavicular lesions, during breast cancer follow up.
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.
pet/ct; supraclavicular breast cancer relapse; shwannoma
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Benign schwannoma in supraclavicular region: a false-positive lymph node recurrence of breast cancer suspected by PET scan / Perniola, Giorgia; Tomao, Federica; Fischetti, Margherita; Stephanie, Lio; Pecorella, Irene; BENEDETTI PANICI, Pierluigi. - In: ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS. - ISSN 0932-0067. - STAMPA. - 290:3(2014), pp. 583-586. [10.1007/s00404-014-3241-5]
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