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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2012;12(4):280-283.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2012.12.4.280    Published online December 10, 2012.
Rapid Progression of Duodenal Metastasis from Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma
Min Jung Kim, Sun Hyung Kang, Hee Seok Moon, Eaum Seok Lee, Jae Kyu Sung, Byung Seok Lee, Hyun Yong Jeong
Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. mhs1357@hanmail.net
침윤성 소엽 유방암에서 빠르게 진행한 십이지장으로의 전이 1예
김민정, 강선형, 문희석, 이엄석, 성재규, 이병석, 정현용
충남대학교 의학전문대학원 내과학교실
Abstract
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among American women and, after lung cancer, the second greatest cause of female cancer deaths. Even with early diagnosis and application of new therapies, approximately 50% of patients are still at risk of developing distant metastasis. The common metastasic sites of breast cancer are the distant lymph nodes, bone, lungs, liver, and brain. Gastrointestinal tract metastases are less common and are detected in less than 5% of all breast cancer patients. Duodenal metastasis of breast cancer occurs at a low rate and until now there have been only few reported cases. Gastrointestinal metastasis usually derives from lobular breast cancer rather than ductal breast cancer, which is the much more common cell type of breast cancer. In this report, we present a rare case of a 65-year-old female who presented with duodenal metastasis from invasive lobular breast carcinoma.
Key Words: Lobular breast carcinoma; Gastrointestinal tract metastasis; Duodenum
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