Silicone-induced lymphadenopathy mimicking recurrence of breast cancer on positron emission tomography-computed tomography, correctly diagnosed on ultrasound
- Cho, Eun; Lee, Jin Hwa; Park, Eun Hwa; Byun, Kyung Do; Roh, Mee Sook; Baek, Hye Jin; Ryu, Kyeong Hwa
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- breast cancer; breast implants; internal mammary chains; lymphadenopathy; positron emission tomography; silicone& #8208; induced granuloma; snowstorm artifact; ultrasound
- JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, v.49, no.6, pp.610 - 613
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- JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
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- Silicone-induced lymphadenopathy is a rare complication associated with silicone breast implants. It is usually asymptomatic and found incidentally during imaging. We report a case of silicone lymphadenopathy in a patient who had undergone a mastectomy and breast reconstruction for breast cancer. During follow-up, a positron emission tomography-computed tomography examination revealed lymph nodes that were suspicious for cancer recurrence. However, sonography was able to correctly diagnose silicone-induced lymphadenopathy and exclude cancer metastasis.
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