TITLE

Breast Cancer Synchronism With Lung Cryptococcosis: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Chun-Hung Lin; Chih-En Tseng; Shu-Mei Chang; Moon-Sing Lee; Hon-Yi Lin; Yu-Chieh Su; Wen-Yen Chiou; Shih-Kai Hung
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Cases;2013, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p605
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Pulmonary metastasis is common among patients with breast cancer, and 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is a useful diagnostic tool for identifying breast cancer with metastatic lesions. However, inflammation or infection can often interfere with diagnosis. We report on a 53-year-old female whose diagnosis included malignant breast cancer concurrent with lung cryptococcosis. A PET retention index greater than 10% has been used as a cutoff for malignancy; however, the retention index is not useful for differentiation if the initial standard uptake value is low. As such, a pathologic diagnosis should be considered.
ACCESSION #
91702449

 

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