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 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/ejbh.galenos.2020.5703
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-205
  • Keywords: Breast neoplasm, breast metastasis, lung cancer, breast ultrasound, ADENOCARCINOMA, NEOPLASMS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Despite the high prevalence of lung cancer among other primary tumors, metastasis of this particular malignancy in the breast is very rare. We report three new cases of lung cancer with breast metastases and discuss radiological and clinical findings. Radiologically, each case displayed different characteristics. First, one of them had bilateral superficially and deeply located irregular lesions. Second, the patient presented with findings similar to inflammatory breast cancer. The third case had a circumscribed mass, resembling a benign complicated cyst. To guide clinicians for proper patient management, radiologists should be aware of the scope of typical and atypical imaging findings of metastatic involvement of the breast.