Axillary and subcutaneous breast metastases from rhinopharyngeal carcinoma: A case report and literature review

Federica Tomao, Evelina Miele, Gian Paolo Spinelli, Giuliana Caprio, Ersilia Ranieri, Pietro Mingazzini, Angelo Zullo, Silverio Tomao

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Abstract

The incidence of rhinopharyngeal carcinoma is fewer than one person per 100,000 population but it is one of the most common types of cancer in Southern China. The mechanisms often implicated suggest an important role of genetic, ethnic and environmental factors. Lung metastases are the most frequent, accounting for 66% of distant metastases. Other metastatic sites include bone (22%) and liver (10%). We report a case with breast skin and axillary nodes involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-423
Number of pages5
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume28
Issue number1 B
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Axillary node metastases
  • Breast skin metastases
  • Rhinopharyngeal carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Tomao, F., Miele, E., Spinelli, G. P., Caprio, G., Ranieri, E., Mingazzini, P., Zullo, A., & Tomao, S. (2008). Axillary and subcutaneous breast metastases from rhinopharyngeal carcinoma: A case report and literature review. Anticancer Research, 28(1 B), 419-423.