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Mol Clin Oncol. 2017 Aug;7(2):221-224. doi: 10.3892/mco.2017.1292. Epub 2017 Jun 13.

Metastatic gastric carcinoma to the breast: A case report and review of the Chinese literature.

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Department of Breast-Thyroid-Vascular Surgery, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai 201620, P.R. China.


Breast metastasis is extremely unusual in gastric cancer patients worldwide. We herein report the case of a 39-year-old female Chinese patient presenting with symptoms of inflammation in the left breast. A biopsy did not reveal any evidence of malignancy. A modified radical mastectomy was performed and the postoperative pathological examination revealed infiltration by signet ring cell gastric carcinoma. A review of the Chinese literature was performed, and a total of 16 patients with breast metastasis from gastric carcinoma have been reported from 1990 onwards. This condition is associated with a poor prognosis, with a survival time of 1 month to 4 years. More studies are required to determine the optimal treatment.


Chinese patients; breast metastasis; gastric carcinoma

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