Solitary Small Bowel Metastasis from Breast Cancer
- Solitary Small Bowel Metastasis from Breast Cancer
- 이수정; 강수환; 김민경; 배영경; 최정은[최정은]; 박신영[박신영]; 전명훈[전명훈]
- SMALL-INTESTINE; CARCINOMA
- Issue Date
- KOREAN BREAST CANCER SOC
- JOURNAL OF BREAST CANCER, v.14, no.1, pp.69 - 71
- The common sites of metastasis of breast cancer are bone, lung, and liver, but gastrointestinal metastasis from breast cancer is rare. We experienced a case of solitary Heal metastasis from breast cancer. A 45-years-old woman presented with melena for several weeks. She showed no other abdominal symptoms. Colonoscopy findings showed an ulcerative mucosal lesion in the terminal ileum, and biopsy was performed. Pathologic examination revealed metastatic carcinoma, originated from breast. The tumor cells were positive for estrogen receptor and negative for Cdx-2. She had had a previous medical history of bilateral breast cancer and undergone breast conserving surgery with sentinel lymph node biopsy for both breasts. The torso positron emission tomography scan at 19 months after surgery showed mildly increased uptake in the terminal ileum which was considered as inflammation. Finally, she was diagnosed with solitary ileal metastasis from breast cancer at 22 months after surgery.
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