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Vol 62, No 4 (2003)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2003-09-05
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Axillary lymph node and early breast cancer diagnostics. A case report

Barbara Madej, Ryszard Maciejewski, Zbigniew Wójtowicz, Franciszek Burdan, Kamil Torres, Adam Kadej, Piotr Furtak
Folia Morphol 2003;62(4):523-525.

open access

Vol 62, No 4 (2003)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2003-09-05
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Understanding of the anatomy of the axillary lymph nodes is important in diagnostic and treatment procedures for breast cancer. An interesting case is presented here of breast cancer without a breast tumour. The first symptom of the disease was lymphadenopathy of the axillary region. This kind of case is extremely rare in clinical practise (one case per 1-5 years) and constitutes a great problem for specialists, since in many cases the primary neoplasm source is unknown. The anatomical and clinical implications of such a situation are discussed.

Abstract

Understanding of the anatomy of the axillary lymph nodes is important in diagnostic and treatment procedures for breast cancer. An interesting case is presented here of breast cancer without a breast tumour. The first symptom of the disease was lymphadenopathy of the axillary region. This kind of case is extremely rare in clinical practise (one case per 1-5 years) and constitutes a great problem for specialists, since in many cases the primary neoplasm source is unknown. The anatomical and clinical implications of such a situation are discussed.
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Keywords

breast cancer; axillary lymph nodes; diagnostic methods; " hidden" breast cancer

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Title

Axillary lymph node and early breast cancer diagnostics. A case report

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 4 (2003)

Pages

523-525

Published online

2003-09-05

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(4):523-525.

Keywords

breast cancer
axillary lymph nodes
diagnostic methods
"hidden" breast cancer

Authors

Barbara Madej
Ryszard Maciejewski
Zbigniew Wójtowicz
Franciszek Burdan
Kamil Torres
Adam Kadej
Piotr Furtak

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