Three Cases of Breast Metastases from Lung Cancer and Systematic Review of the Literature

Güldoğan N., Esen İçten G., Tokat F. , Tutar B., Kara H. , Korkmaz T. , ...More

European Journal of Breast Health, vol.17, no.2, pp.200-205, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ejbh.2020.5703
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Breast Health
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-205


Despite the high rate of lung cancer among other primary tumors, metastasis of this common malignancy to the breast is very rare. We report 3 new cases of lung cancer with breast metastases and discuss radiological and clinical findings. Radiologically each case displayed different features. First one of them had bilateral superficially and deeply located irregular lesions. The second patient presented with findings similar to inflammatory breast cancer. The third case had a circumscribed mass, resembling a benign complicated cyst. Radiologists should be aware of the spectrum of typical and atypical imaging findings of metastatic involvement of the breast to guide the clinicians for appropriate patient management.