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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 4:282

First Online: 20 August 2010Received: 21 October 2009Accepted: 20 August 2010DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-4-282

Cite this article as: Nguyen, N.C., Hueser, C.N., Kaushik, A. et al. J Med Case Reports 2010 4: 282. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-4-282

Abstract

IntroductionBreast lymphoma accounts for less than 1% of all non-Hodgkin-s lymphomas and approximately 0.1% of all breast neoplasms. Most breast lymphomas are classified as diffuse large B-cell lymphomas or as mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas. Concurrent cases of breast lymphoma and cervical cancer are extremely rare.

Case presentationWe report a case of a 46-year-old woman of unknown ethnic origin diagnosed with concurrent diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the breast and squamous cell cancer of the cervix that was detected and followed with F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose FDG positron emission tomography and-or computed tomography PET-CT. The metastatic pattern of this case of breast lymphoma is similar to that of a typical metastatic breast carcinoma. These findings have never been described in the literature. PET-CT also demonstrated an incidentally intense FDG focus in the uterine cervix ultimately leading to the pathologic diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. An appropriate staging of breast lymphoma and cervical cancer with FDG PET-CT is important because of therapeutic consequence. This case report and review of the literature highlights the role of FDG PET-CT in staging and restaging of both breast lymphoma and cervical cancer.

ConclusionsWe report a case of a breast lymphoma with a metastatic pattern similar to that of typical metastatic breast carcinoma. The FDG PET-CT scan also diagnosed a rare case of concurrent breast lymphoma and cervical cancer. This concurrence has not been reported previously in the medical literature.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1752-1947-4-282 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Nghi C Nguyen - Christopher N Hueser - Aarti Kaushik - Hussein R Farghaly - Medhat M Osman

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