Metastase mammaire revelatrice d'un melanome occulte a propos d'un cas

Translated title of the contribution: Metastases to the breast from occult melanoma first clinical evidence of malignancies: Case report

F. Draghi, P. G. Mandelli, R. Campani

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Abstract

Metastases to the breast from extramammary tumors are extremely rare and much more rarely they represent the first manifestation of malignancy. Due to the lymphatic or hematic spread they renew themselves, frequently, within months or years from the evidence of the primary tumor and generally show positive response to therapy. The patient, T L, 76-year-old, was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of a lesion of the left breast. The lesion presented clinical, mammographical and ultrasonographical features of malignancies and during the staging 4 pulmonary lesions were found. Biopsy of the mammary lesion was performed and metastases from melanoma were diagnosed, while there was no evidence of the primary tumor. The patient was submitted to chemotherapy and after 2 sessions no color or power Doppler signals were ensued (positive response to therapy). At the end of the therapy a complete regression of the lesions was evident. We believe the case to deserve publication for its rarity and to emphasize the reliability of mammography, ultrasonography, color and power Doppler not only in diagnosis of mammary tumors but also in the follow-up of chemotherapy.

Translated title of the contributionMetastases to the breast from occult melanoma first clinical evidence of malignancies: Case report
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)336-338
Number of pages3
JournalJournal d'Echographie et de Medecine par Ultrasons
Volume18
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Color Doppler
  • Metastases
  • Metastases to the breast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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