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Indian J Nucl Med. 2012 Jan;27(1):33-4. doi: 10.4103/0972-3919.108843.

Initial evaluation of inflammatory breast cancer with fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive form of locally advanced breast cancer. We present here (18)F FDG PET/CT findings of two patients with IBC. These patients were referred to the Nuclear Medicine department for staging of IBC. FDG PET/CT images showed diffuse infiltration of breasts with multiple lymph nodes and multiple metastases in whole-body PET/CT images. FDG PET provides additional information regarding lymph nodes or distant metastases in the initial evaluation of IBC.

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Fluorodeoxyglucose; inflammatory breast cancer; positron emission tomography

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