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Radiation Medicine

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 28–32 | Cite as

Neuroendocrine tumor in the breast

  • Hiroshi Ogawa
  • Akiko Nishio
  • Hiroko Satake
  • Shinji Naganawa
  • Tsuneo Imai
  • Masataka Sawaki
  • Eiko Yamamoto
  • Tomoko Miyata
Case Report

Abstract

A 34-year-old woman with a past history of a carcinoid tumor in the right ovary presented with a right breast mass found on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the chest. She was asymptomatic, and her blood tests were normal. The mass measured about 2 cm. Mammography showed a lobular, circumscribed, high-density mass without microcalcifications in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. Ultrasonography showed an irregular mass with both hypoechoic and hyperechoic components with increased vascularity. The mass was well enhanced on contrast-enhanced CT and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging. At the same time, a well-enhanced small nodule was detected in the pouch of Douglas. Both of the tumors were resected, and a primary breast neuroendocrine tumor (solid neuroendocrine carcinoma) and peritoneal dissemination of the ovarian carcinoid tumor were diagnosed.

Key words

Breast cancer Neuroendocrine tumor 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Ogawa
    • 1
  • Akiko Nishio
    • 1
  • Hiroko Satake
    • 1
  • Shinji Naganawa
    • 1
  • Tsuneo Imai
    • 2
  • Masataka Sawaki
    • 2
  • Eiko Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Tomoko Miyata
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Pathology and Clinical LaboratoriesNagoya University HospitalNagoyaJapan

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