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