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Published online: 2015-10-15
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Cutaneous metastasis from breast carcinoma — case report and review of the literature

Konrad Wroński, Leszek Frąckowiak, Luiza Kańczuga-Koda
Chirurgia Polska 2014;16(2):94-96.

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Vol 16, No 2 (2014)
Case reports
Published online: 2015-10-15

Abstract

Cutaneous metastasis may occur from different carcinomas. The most common carcinomas to metastasize to the skin are malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma. Breast cancer is the most common cause of skin metastases in female population. Cutaneous breast metastases are observed mainly on the chest wall but head and neck, are also common sites. The presence of skin metastases signifies widespread systemic disease and a poor prognosis for patients. This article presents a case of an 86-year-old Caucasian woman who was treated in the hospital due to skin metastasis from breast cancer. The authors performed a literature review on skin metastases from breast cancer.

Abstract

Cutaneous metastasis may occur from different carcinomas. The most common carcinomas to metastasize to the skin are malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma. Breast cancer is the most common cause of skin metastases in female population. Cutaneous breast metastases are observed mainly on the chest wall but head and neck, are also common sites. The presence of skin metastases signifies widespread systemic disease and a poor prognosis for patients. This article presents a case of an 86-year-old Caucasian woman who was treated in the hospital due to skin metastasis from breast cancer. The authors performed a literature review on skin metastases from breast cancer.

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Keywords

breast cancer, skin metastasis, treatment

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Title

Cutaneous metastasis from breast carcinoma — case report and review of the literature

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2014)

Pages

94-96

Published online

2015-10-15

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2014;16(2):94-96.

Keywords

breast cancer
skin metastasis
treatment

Authors

Konrad Wroński
Leszek Frąckowiak
Luiza Kańczuga-Koda

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