Anal metastasis from breast cancer: A case report and review of the literature

Annamaria Bochicchio, Alfredo Tartarone, Orazio Ignomirelli, Giuseppe Latorre, Rodolfo Cangiano, Giuseppina Gallucci, Mariarosa Coccaro, Elisa Feudale, Michele Aieta

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Abstract

Breast cancer usually metastasizes towards the lymph nodes, lung, bone, liver or brain; metastatic gastrointestinal involvement is rare and anal metastases are extremely rare. Necroscopic studies report a 6-18% incidence of extra-hepatic gastrointestinal metastases, and the most frequent sites of the GI tract involved are the stomach and the small intestine. We report a case with anal metastasis from breast cancer and a review of the associated literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • anal metastasis
  • breast cancer
  • lobular carcinoma
  • metastatic pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Bochicchio, A., Tartarone, A., Ignomirelli, O., Latorre, G., Cangiano, R., Gallucci, G., Coccaro, M., Feudale, E., & Aieta, M. (2012). Anal metastasis from breast cancer: A case report and review of the literature. Future Oncology, 8(3), 333-336. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon.12.9