Phyllodes Tumor Presenting with a Rare Widespread Abdominal Metastases: A Case Report and Review of the LiteratureThaddeus Chika A1,2* and Samson Ikechukwu E3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Thaddeus Chika A
Visiting Consultant surgeon
First Choice Specialist Hospital
Nkpor, Anambra State, Consultant Surgeon
Lecturer, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria
Tel: 234 83 431 501
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 30, 2017; Accepted Date: August 10, 2017; Published Date: August 15, 2017
Citation: Thaddeus Chika A, Samson Ikechukwu E (2017) Phyllodes Tumor Presenting with a Rare Widespread Abdominal Metastases: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cancer Surg 2: 114. doi: 10.4172/2573-542X.1000114
Copyright: © 2017 Thaddeus Chika A, 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.
Phyllodes tumour is a rare breast neoplasia. The malignant variant is even rarer and it is unusual for abdominal metastases to occur sparing the more contiguous chest cavity and lungs. The patient presented with abdominal pain and distension, protracted vomiting and rapid weight loss five weeks after simple mastectomy for a bosselated, fungating right breast lesion. Exploratory laparotomy was carried out for the unexplained acute abdomen and it revealed an inoperable, generalized abdominal seedlings. This report illustrates a rare case of metastases at an unusual site from malignant phyllodes tumor occurring shortly after simple mastectomy.