18F-FDG PET/CT unveiling of implant rupture and clinically unsuspected silicone granuloma in treated breast cancer

Academic Article


  • 18F-FDG uptake in enlarged lymph nodes is always suspicious, especially in cancer patients. We report a case of hypermetabolic internal mammary lymphadenopathy in a breast cancer patient who was previously treated with bilateral mastectomy and implants. The abnormal nodal uptake turned out to be due to foreign body-induced inflammation, as confirmed histopath-ologically. Vigilant PET interpretation is required in breast cancer patients who have evidence of breast implant rupture.
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    Author List

  • Manzil FFP; Bhambhvani PG
  • Start Page

  • 394
  • End Page

  • 395
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 4