IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 40 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4771.2019
Open Access Case Report
Uterine metastasis from invasive ductal breast carcinoma mimicking fibroid features on MRI and detected by FDG PET/CT: role of SUVmax
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1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2 Department of Pathology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2019 , 40(6), 1079–1082; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo4771.2019
Published: 10 December 2019
Abstract

Breast cancer rarely metastasizes to the uterus. In particular, lobular carcinoma of the breast more commonly spreads to the uterus when compared to invasive ductal carcinoma. PET-CT can be a tool to differentiate between fibroids and metastasis based on the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax). The authors report the case of a 37-year-old female with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) having significantly fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid masses on PET-CT which were later found to be metastases.

Keywords
Breast cancer
Fibroids
Metastases
PET-CT
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