A 32-year-old woman was treated for breast carcinoma. Posttreatment FDG PET/CT scan revealed complete response, but in the contralateral breast, unexpected incidental intense FDG uptake was seen with a differential diagnosis of both malignant and benign causes. Medical history revealed recent breast contusion. The lesion was further evaluated by mammogram and ultrasound, which were compatible with deep breast bruise. Histopathology showed no malignancy. Subsequent FDG PET/CT study showed breast uptake normalization. This case shows that postcontusion breast hematoma can cause a potential pitfall mimicking breast malignancy on FDG PET/CT.
- FDG PET/CT
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging