Reactive Axillary Lymphadenopathy to COVID-19 Vaccination on F-18-FDG PET/CT, F-18- Choline PET/CT and Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT Scans in Cancer Patients

Giordano A, Gallicchio R, Milella MR, Pellegrino T, Nappi A, Di Cosola M and Storto G

Published on: 2021-06-24

Abstract

Unexpected detection of axillary lymphadenopathy in oncological patients is challenging. It represents a real issue in COVID-19 vaccination era since benign reactions may take place after vaccine inoculation. This secondary effect of vaccination may confound image interpretation in oncological patients undergoing F-18 FDG PET/CT, F-18-Choline PET/CT, and Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT. Our early experience for managing COVID-19 vaccine-related lymphadenopathy on PET/CT scans is shown.