Bilateral inflammatory breast metastases of epithelial ovarian cancer

Ozguroglu M., Ersavasti G., İLVAN Ş., Hatemi G., Demir G., DEMİRELLİ F. H.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS, vol.22, no.4, pp.408-410, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier


Metastases to the breast are rare. Secondary breast involvement from an epithelial ovarian cancer heralds widespread dissemination and a very poor prognosis. We report an unusual case of a patient who had epithelial ovarian cancer and who showed signs of recurrence with inflammatory metastases to both breasts, 2 years after her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. She died within 3 months of breast involvement. Our case has unique features, with both bilateral breast metastases and also with its inflammatory pattern of metastasis, which is extremely rare.