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Metastases of breast carcinoma to the uterus. Report of two cases, one harboring a primary endometrioid carcinoma, with review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15661249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the uterus are rare, accounting for less than 10% of all cases of metastases to the female genital tract from extragenital cancers. The endometrium is even less frequently affected by metastases. Lobular carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer that metastasizes to the uterus. CASES: Two cases of infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the breast metastatic to endometrium and myometrium, one of them harboring an endometrioid adenocarcinoma, are reported. Both patients were on tamoxifen therapy and presented with uterine bleeding. CONCLUSION: To the best of our knowledge, uterine carcinoma serving as recipient of metastatic carcinoma from the breast has not been previously documented. This possibility should be considered when an unusual bimorphic pattern appears in a tumor until proven otherwise.
Authors:
Chrisoula D Scopa; Christina Aletra; Beatriz Lifschitz-Mercer; Bernard Czernobilsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-21     Completed Date:  2005-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Regional University Hospital, University of Patras, Medical School, Patras, Greece. cdscopa@med.upatras.gr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
Carcinoma, Endometrioid / pathology,  secondary*
Carcinoma, Lobular / pathology,  secondary*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology,  secondary*

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