An unusual subcutaneous breast cancer metastasis in a 86-year-old woman

A. Metere, C. Di Cosimo, C. Chiesa, A. Esposito, L. Giacomelli, A. Redler

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Abstract

The most common metastasis site of breast cancer are the local and distant lymph nodes, bone, lungs, liver and brain. We report a 86-year-old woman with an unusual abdominal subcutaneous metastasis of breast cancer. The patient was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer and had been treated six months earlier with modified radical mastectomy. Later she presented a painless mass on the middle upper abdominal wall. She was subsequently admitted to the hospital to perform a whole body CT scan, confirming the presence of the abdominal mass in epigastric region, causing a partial compression of the stomach. Histopathological studies confirmed that the abdominal mass was a rare subcutaneous metastatic lesion of breast origin. The patient underwent a surgical intervention to remove the metastasis and she recovered fully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast
  • Metastatic lobular carcinoma of the breast
  • Subcutaneous metastasis from breast cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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