Fungating breast tumour

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


55 year-old female presented following bleeding from the breast.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Huge left breast mass - ulcerated/fungating and invading the pectoralis muscles.

Large collateral vessel supplying the tumour coming off the left internal mammary artery.

Several enlarged left axillary lymph nodes

Case Discussion

This is rather extreme presentation of breast carcinoma.

Fear often delays presentation to hospital as in this case.  

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Case information

rID: 22407
Case created: 30th Mar 2013
Last edited: 7th Nov 2017
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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