Extensive metastases from stage IV carcinoma of breast

Case contributed by Dr Avni K P Skandhan


Patient presented with low back ache. On examination she had a palpable liver for which she was advice and ultrasound, which picked up focal liver lesions.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Known case of carcinoma breast, status post mastectomy and radiotherapy presently having evidence of hepatic, nodal, adrenal, pulmonary, pancreatic, bony and soft tissue metastasis.

Case Discussion

Breast cancer is one of the commonest malignancies in female population. The most common distant sites of metastasis are liver, bone and lung. Intrathoracic metastasis from breast cancer commonly involves the lungs, pleura, mediastinum, and airway.1 Rarely pancreatic and soft tissue metastasis have been documented. 2,3,4

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Case information

rID: 25532
Published: 29th Oct 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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