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Case report


Carcinoma en Cuirasse from Recurrent Breast Cancer seen on FDG-PET/CT.

Aung Zaw WinCarina Mari Aparici
Department of Radiology, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Department of Radiology, University California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Date of Submission: 16-May-2015, Date of Acceptance: 19-Jun-2015, Date of Web Publication: 29-Jun-2015.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Aung Zaw Win

San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, California ‑ 94121, USA.
E-mail: aungzwin@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Aung Zaw Win

San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, California ‑ 94121, USA.
E-mail: aungzwin@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.159456 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Our patient was a 36-year-old female diagnosed with Grade II ER+/PR-/Her-2 - ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the left breast. She underwent left lumpectomy and received treatment with tamoxifen and radiotherapy. Three years later, she presented with multiple diffused skin nodules on the chest and upper left arm. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) exam showed widespread metastasis in the chest, upper left arm, left axillary lymph nodes, and left suprascapular muscle. FDG-PET/CT imaging of breast carcinoma en cuirasse is very rare. FDG-PET/CT is useful in detecting recurrent breast cancer.
Keywords: Breast Cancer, FDG-PET/CT, Carcinoma En Cuirasse, Metastasis

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Ashlee L. Culver, David M. Metter and John E. Pippen (2019) Carcinoma en cuirasse. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 32(2):263. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2018.1564966

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