Breast carcinoma with asymptomatic metastasis to the gallbladder.
The biliary tract is an unusual site of metastasis from breast carcinoma, and this has rarely been reported in the literature. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for an incidental finding of gallbladder wall thickening on ultrasonography, which was subsequently confirmed to be consistent with metastasis from the breast primary.
Section of Breast Diseases, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceSingapore medical journal 53:7 2012 Jul pg e136-8
Pub Type(s)Case Reports