Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Known neck squamous cell carcinoma, now large right axillary mass

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Large solid mass in right axilla - biopsied under ultrasound control and pathology reported as "metastatic squamous cell carcinoma".

Nuclear medicine

FDG PET-CT performed to stage the malignancy

Isolated right axillary lymph node that is FDG avid corresponding to the ultrasound abnormality. Note artifact on the PET scan that originates in the right anterior chest wall pacemaker.

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Case information

rID: 18284
Published: 26th Jun 2012
Last edited: 29th May 2019
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