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Carcinoma ovary with isolated metastases to breast

In Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology
By: Prabhash K.
Contributor(s): Doval DC | Hazarika, D | Pavitran, K | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 27 Issues 3.Publisher: 2006Description: 50-53.Subject(s): Breast metastases | Neoplasms, Ovary | DDC classification: Online resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric OncologySummary: Isolated metastatic lesion in breast from primary ovarian cancer ovary is rare. Here we present a case of isolated breast metastases from carcinoma ovary. Patient presented with abdominal distension and breast lump. The diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology and immuno-histochemistry. The histopathology of breast lesion was similar to ovary and malignant cells in breast lesion and axillary lymph nodes were positive for CA-125 and negative for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Patient was diagnosed as a case of carcinoma ovary with breast metastases. She underwent surgery and was subsequently treated with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin. This article highlights the rarity of this condition and difficulty in making this diagnosis.
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Isolated metastatic lesion in breast from
primary ovarian cancer ovary is rare. Here we
present a case of isolated breast metastases
from carcinoma ovary. Patient presented with
abdominal distension and breast lump. The
diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology
and immuno-histochemistry. The
histopathology of breast lesion was similar to
ovary and malignant cells in breast lesion and
axillary lymph nodes were positive for CA-125
and negative for estrogen and progesterone
receptors. Patient was diagnosed as a case of
carcinoma ovary with breast metastases. She
underwent surgery and was subsequently
treated with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin. This
article highlights the rarity of this condition
and difficulty in making this diagnosis.

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