Bilateral inflammatory breast metastases of epithelial ovarian cancer


Ozguroglu M., Ersavasti G. , Ilvan S., Hatemi G., Demir G., DEMİRELLİ F. H.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00000421-199908000-00018
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.408-410

Abstract

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.