An unusual subcutaneous breast cancer metastasis in a 86-year-old woman.
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.
Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceEuropean review for medical and pharmacological sciences 16:4 2012 Apr pg 562-4
Aged, 80 and over
Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Whole Body Imaging
Pub Type(s)Case Reports