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J Breast Cancer. 2012 Sep;15(3):356-8. doi: 10.4048/jbc.2012.15.3.356. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

An unusual case of gastric cancer presenting with breast metastasis with pleomorphic microcalcifications.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

Breast metastasis from gastric carcinoma is rare. We present a case of right breast mass with microcalcification in which the diagnosis of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma from the stomach was made after a biopsy. Pleomorphic microcalcification was noted in the ill-defined breast mass, which is a rare feature in breast metastasis. Since breast metastasis usually signifies advanced metastatic disease, differentiating primary breast cancer from metastasis is important for appropriate treatment.

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Breast neoplasms; Metastasis; Microcalcification; Stomach neoplasms

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