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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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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