Black hole in the breast

Prasad Guntur Ramkumar (Lead / Corresponding author), Brooke Lawson, Ewan Eadie, John Davidson

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    We report an unusual artifact, which was seen on a routine preoperative chest radiograph performed in a patient with breast cancer, before an elective mastectomy. Subsequently, this was identified to be secondary to a preoperative sentinel node injection. The report discusses the diagnostic dilemma caused by this artifact and raises the awareness of this possibility in patients undergoing these commonly performed procedures and investigations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-220
    Number of pages2
    JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


    • Artifacts
    • Breast neoplasms
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Lymphatic metastasis
    • Mastectomy
    • Middle Aged
    • Tomography, X-Ray computed
    • Case reports
    • Journal article


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