Micropapillary lung cancer with breast metastasis simulating primary breast cancer due to architectural distortion on images

Kyungran Ko, Jae Yoon Ro, Eun Kyung Hong, Seeyeon Lee

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Abstract

A 47-year-old Korean woman with right middle lobe lung adenocarcinoma, malignant pleural effusion, and multiple lymph node and bone metastases, after three months of lung cancer diagnosis, presented with a palpable right breast mass. Images of the right breast demonstrated architectural distortion that strongly suggested primary breast cancer. Breast biopsy revealed metastatic lung cancer with a negative result for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and mammaglobin, and a positive result for thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1). We present a case of breast metastasis from a case of lung cancer with an extensive micropapillary component, which was initially misinterpreted as a primary breast cancer due to unusual image findings with architectural distortion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Breast images
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Micropapillary carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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