Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women from western countries. Its incidence has progressively increased for the past 30 years, USA count 207,090 new cases in 2010 ,whereas the specific mortality rate is relatively stable. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is the most common hystological subtype accounting for about 80% of all invasive breast cancer, as compared to lobular carcinoma which ranges from 7 to 20%. Both types of tumors metastasize to the common sites, but the lobular carcinoma also metastasize to the gastrointestinal tract, pelvic organs, peritoneum/retroperitoneum and urinary tract . We present a rare case of recurrent lobular breast cancer presenting as a single adnexal mass, peritoneal carcinomatosis and ascites with a clinical suspicion of ovarian cancer.
Last date updated on June, 2014