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Vol 81, No 6 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2013-10-21
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A surprising diagnosis in a male with a tumour of the chest wall — not always lung cancer

Katarzyna Lewandowska, Katarzyna Błasińska-Przerwa, Małgorzata Szołkowska, Renata Langfort, Małgorzata Bartosiewicz, Krystyna Maszkowska-Kopij, Włodzimierz Kupis, Jan Kuś
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013;81(6):550-555.

open access

Vol 81, No 6 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2013-10-21

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most frequent malignant tumour in men. Advanced disease may produce metastatic tumours in subcutaneous tissue and also infiltrate the chest wall. We present a history of a man referred to our department suspected of lung tumour infiltrating the chest wall. Additionally, bone metastatic disease was diagnosed (ribs, vertebral bodies and skull). Thanks to a wide diagnostic approach, ductal cancer of the breast was finally diagnosed, a neoplasm that is extremely rare in male patients, usually presenting as a definite nodule in the nipple area of the breast. This case shows the importance of careful histological evaluation of the chest wall tumour.

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most frequent malignant tumour in men. Advanced disease may produce metastatic tumours in subcutaneous tissue and also infiltrate the chest wall. We present a history of a man referred to our department suspected of lung tumour infiltrating the chest wall. Additionally, bone metastatic disease was diagnosed (ribs, vertebral bodies and skull). Thanks to a wide diagnostic approach, ductal cancer of the breast was finally diagnosed, a neoplasm that is extremely rare in male patients, usually presenting as a definite nodule in the nipple area of the breast. This case shows the importance of careful histological evaluation of the chest wall tumour.

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Keywords

male, breast cancer, chest wall tumour, immunohistochemistry

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Title

A surprising diagnosis in a male with a tumour of the chest wall — not always lung cancer

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 81, No 6 (2013)

Pages

550-555

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013;81(6):550-555.

Keywords

male
breast cancer
chest wall tumour
immunohistochemistry

Authors

Katarzyna Lewandowska
Katarzyna Błasińska-Przerwa
Małgorzata Szołkowska
Renata Langfort
Małgorzata Bartosiewicz
Krystyna Maszkowska-Kopij
Włodzimierz Kupis
Jan Kuś

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