FDG PET evaluation of granular cell tumor of the breast

Cornelia Hoess, Katja Freitag, Martin Kolben, Bernhard Allgayer, Irina Laemmer-Skarke, Walter B.I. Nathrath, Norbert Avril, Wolfgang Roemer, Markus Schwaiger

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Granular cell tumor is a rare, usually benign neoplasm of neural origin that may arise in virtually any site and, when situated in the breast, can mimic breast carcinoma. We describe a case of granular cell tumor of the breast in a 57-yr-old woman. Clinical evaluation, mammography, sonography and MRI suggested a carcinoma with infiltration of skin and muscle. However, the tumor did not display increased glucose metabolism on PET. Clinical findings, imaging results, histological characteristics and surgical management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1398-1401
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number8 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast
  • Granular cell tumor
  • MRI
  • PET


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