Multidisciplinary approach to uncommon, widely metastatic breast cancer.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_09C9CC241FB7
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Multidisciplinary approach to uncommon, widely metastatic breast cancer.
Journal
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
Author(s)
Sio T.T., Joliat G.R. (co-first), Jrebi N.
ISSN
2284-0729 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1128-3602
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
6
Pages
846-850
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Worldwide, breast cancer represents the most common malignancy in women. Most diagnoses can be made relatively early. However, aggressive metastatic disease is still possible. We report an unusual case of a neglected 69-year-old woman with an intensely malodorous right breast, back pain, and shooting pain in both of her legs. After obtaining history, clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging and CT scan, she was found to have widely metastatic breast cancer (ER/PR positive, HER-2 negative, 43% Ki-67), with metastases in vertebral bodies of T1/T4, pleura, lungs, liver, mediastinal and axillary lymph nodes, compression pathological fractures of T12/L3, and an expansive, destructive sacral metastasis. She underwent a thoracolumbar surgical fixation for her lower spine and radiotherapy for the T1 metastasis. She received aromatase inhibitor therapy followed by palliative mastectomy. Here, we reviewed the diagnostic steps, management, multidisciplinary approach and the relevant literature of this rare presentation of a destructive, multi-metastatic breast cancer.
Keywords
Aged, Breast Neoplasms/pathology, Female, Humans, Neoplasm Metastasis/pathology
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Web of science
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