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Breast Fibroadenoma With Increased Activity on 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT.

Papadakis, Georgios Z
Millo, Corina
Karantanas, Apostolos H
Bagci, Ulas
Patronas, Nicholas J
Published in Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2017, vol. 42, no. 2, p. 145-146
Abstract Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumor in women of reproductive age, carrying little to no risk of breast cancer development. We report on a case of a woman with history of neuroendocrine tumor who on follow-up imaging tests underwent whole-body PET/CT study using Ga DOTATATE. The scan showed increased focal activity in the right breast, which was biopsied revealing a fibroadenoma. The presented data suggests cell surface overexpression of somatostatin receptors by this benign breast tumor. Moreover, this finding emphasizes the need for cautious interpretation of Ga DOTATATE-avid breast lesions that could mimic malignancy in neuroendocrine tumor patients.
Keywords AdultBreast Neoplasms/diagnostic imagingFemaleFibroadenoma/diagnostic imagingHumansNeuroendocrine Tumors/diagnostic imagingOrganometallic CompoundsPositron Emission Tomography Computed TomographyRadiopharmaceuticals
PMID: 27879489
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PAPADAKIS, Georgios Z et al. Breast Fibroadenoma With Increased Activity on 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 2017, vol. 42, n° 2, p. 145-146. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:93698

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