Lung cancer metastatic to breast: case report and review of the literature.

Title

Lung cancer metastatic to breast: case report and review of the literature.

Creator

Sousaris Nicholas; Mendelsohn Geoffrey; Barr Richard G

Publisher

Ultrasound quarterly

Date

2013
2013-09

Description

The incidence of metastases to the breast from nonbreast carcinoma is less than 1% of all breast cancers; of these, adenocarcinoma of the lung to breast is a small proportion (\textless0.1% of breast carcinomas). The imaging findings of a case of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma to the breast are presented with a review of the literature. Imaging findings including elastography suggesting the breast mass is not a primary breast cancer are highlighted. The importance of notifying the pathologist that nonbreast metastatic disease is in the differential is discussed. The use of appropriate tumor markers is needed; otherwise, the lesion may be interpreted as a triple negative breast cancer.

Subject

Adenocarcinoma; Adenocarcinoma – Ultrasonography; Adenocarcinoma/*diagnostic imaging/*secondary; Breast Neoplasms; Breast Neoplasms – Ultrasonography; Breast Neoplasms/*diagnostic imaging/*secondary; Diagnosis; Differential; Female; Humans; Lung Neoplasms – Ultrasonography; Lung Neoplasms/*diagnostic imaging; Mammary/*methods; Middle Age; Middle Aged; Ultrasonography; Ultrasonography – Methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

205–209

Issue

3

Volume

29

Citation

Sousaris Nicholas; Mendelsohn Geoffrey; Barr Richard G, “Lung cancer metastatic to breast: case report and review of the literature.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4411.

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