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Costosternal chondrodynia simulating recurrent breast cancer unveiled by FDG PET.
Clin Nucl Med 2008; 33(5):330-2CN

Abstract

FDG-PET imaging, which is routinely used to assess recurrent breast cancer, is nonspecific for malignancies and can detect several inflammatory lesions. Costochondritis following breast reconstructive surgery, presenting with excruciating chest pain or "chondrodynia," is a rare variant of Tietze's syndrome thought to occur due to traction exerted by large breast implants. Diagnosis is usually clinical because no abnormalities are identified on conventional imaging. Two cases have been reported in the literature, but none with FDG-PET. We report a patient with treated breast cancer, presenting with chest pain where FDG-PET to assess for recurrence was consistent with costochondritis and peri-implant inflammation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

PET Imaging Center, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18431146

Citation

Mathew, Anita S., et al. "Costosternal Chondrodynia Simulating Recurrent Breast Cancer Unveiled By FDG PET." Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol. 33, no. 5, 2008, pp. 330-2.
Mathew AS, El-Haddad G, Lilien DL, et al. Costosternal chondrodynia simulating recurrent breast cancer unveiled by FDG PET. Clin Nucl Med. 2008;33(5):330-2.
Mathew, A. S., El-Haddad, G., Lilien, D. L., & Takalkar, A. M. (2008). Costosternal chondrodynia simulating recurrent breast cancer unveiled by FDG PET. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 33(5), pp. 330-2. doi:10.1097/RLU.0b013e31816a7a38.
Mathew AS, et al. Costosternal Chondrodynia Simulating Recurrent Breast Cancer Unveiled By FDG PET. Clin Nucl Med. 2008;33(5):330-2. PubMed PMID: 18431146.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Costosternal chondrodynia simulating recurrent breast cancer unveiled by FDG PET. AU - Mathew,Anita S, AU - El-Haddad,Ghassan, AU - Lilien,David L, AU - Takalkar,Amol M, PY - 2008/4/24/pubmed PY - 2008/7/11/medline PY - 2008/4/24/entrez SP - 330 EP - 2 JF - Clinical nuclear medicine JO - Clin Nucl Med VL - 33 IS - 5 N2 - FDG-PET imaging, which is routinely used to assess recurrent breast cancer, is nonspecific for malignancies and can detect several inflammatory lesions. Costochondritis following breast reconstructive surgery, presenting with excruciating chest pain or "chondrodynia," is a rare variant of Tietze's syndrome thought to occur due to traction exerted by large breast implants. Diagnosis is usually clinical because no abnormalities are identified on conventional imaging. Two cases have been reported in the literature, but none with FDG-PET. We report a patient with treated breast cancer, presenting with chest pain where FDG-PET to assess for recurrence was consistent with costochondritis and peri-implant inflammation. SN - 0363-9762 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18431146/Costosternal_chondrodynia_simulating_recurrent_breast_cancer_unveiled_by_FDG_PET_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=18431146 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -