Breast Fibroadenoma with Increased Activity on 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT

Georgios Z. Papadakis*, Corina Millo, Samira M. Sadowski, Apostolos H. Karantanas, Ulas Bagci, Nicholas J. Patronas

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Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumor in women of reproductive age, carrying little to no risk of breast cancer development. We report on a case of a woman with history of neuroendocrine tumor who on follow-up imaging tests underwent whole-body PET/CT study using 68Ga DOTATATE. The scan showed increased focal activity in the right breast, which was biopsied revealing a fibroadenoma. The presented data suggests cell surface overexpression of somatostatin receptors by this benign breast tumor. Moreover, this finding emphasizes the need for cautious interpretation of 68Ga DOTATATE-avid breast lesions that could mimic malignancy in neuroendocrine tumor patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-146
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • benign tumor
  • breast fibroadenoma
  • somatostatin receptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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