Metastatic breast adenocarcinoma masquerading a colorectal malignancy

George Barreto, Shailesh V Shrikhande, K. M. Mohandas, Preetha R, Parul J Shukla

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Abstract

Colorectal metastasis from breast cancer is uncommon. when such a disease presents with features suggestive of a colorectal malignancy 6 years after a mastectomy for a lobular carcinoma of the breast, the situation becomes confounding. Rightly diagnosing such a tumour and accurately staging it is important to decide the right management strategy. We present such a case occuring in a patient where immunohistochemistry helped us confirm the origin of the tumour to be from the breast thus enabling us to treat the patient appropriately.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Colorectal Diseases
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colon
  • Rectum
  • Metastasis
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal metastases

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