18F-FDG PET in A Clinical Unsuspected Axillary Tuberculous Lymphadenitis Mimicking Malignancy

Che-Ming Yang, Chung-Huei Hsu, Chia-Ming Hsieh, Mao-Yuan Chen

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Abstract

Isolated axillary tuberculous lymphadenitis is rare. We
present a 33-year-old female who had palpable right axillary masses without remarkable clinical symptom. Ultrasound examination of breast and abdomen, mammography, and chest radiography were negative. 18FFluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) study was misinterpreted as malignant disease extensively involving right axillary and the surrounding lymph nodes, possibly metastatic occult breast cancer. Tuberculous lymphadenitis was finally proven by tissue biopsy. This potential pitfall should be kept in mind when FDG-PET images are interpreted in areas where the prevalence of granulomatous infection is high.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
Journal核子醫學雜誌
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Lymph Node Tuberculosis
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Mammography
Radiography
Positron-Emission Tomography
Abdomen
Neoplasms
Breast
Thorax
Lymph Nodes
Breast Neoplasms
Biopsy
Infection

Keywords

  • 氟—18去氧葡萄糖正子造影
  • 腋下淋巴結結核
  • FDG-PGE
  • tuberculous lymphadenitis

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18F-FDG PET in A Clinical Unsuspected Axillary Tuberculous Lymphadenitis Mimicking Malignancy. / Yang, Che-Ming; Hsu, Chung-Huei; Hsieh, Chia-Ming; Chen, Mao-Yuan.

In: 核子醫學雜誌, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2003, p. 107-110.

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