A Rare Case of Metastatic Primary Peritoneal Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Breast Cancer
Watson GA*, Greally M, Murphy DJ, Doyle A, Quinn C and Walshe JM
Department of Medical Oncology and Pathology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Ireland
- *Corresponding Author:
- Watson GA
Department of Medical Oncology and
Pathology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 07, 2016 ; Accepted date: December 15, 2016; Published date: December 20, 2016
Citation: Watson GA, Greally M, Murphy DJ, Doyle A, Quinn C, et al. (2016) A Rare Case of Metastatic Primary Peritoneal Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Breast Cancer. Oncol Cancer Case Rep 2:118. doi:10.4172/2471-8556.1000118
Copyright: © 2016 Watson GA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Metastasis to the breast as a presenting feature of extramammary malignancy is extremely uncommon. Often in this setting, the distinction between primary and secondary breast malignancy can be challenging. Ovarian or primary peritoneal metastasis to the breast is suggestive of disseminated disease and associated with a guarded prognosis, thus accurate differentiation is crucial for early and appropriate intervention. We report the case of a patient presenting with what initially appeared to be locally advanced breast cancer but subsequent review of pathology and imaging confirmed the presence of metastatic primary peritoneal cancer.