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Breast Metastasis from Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Primary: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Kevin C. Brown, Ryan B. Fransman, Nisha Lakhi, Preeti Gupta, Michael S. Ballo, Eugene Meyer

Abstract


Introduction: Metastasis to the breast from non-mammary malignancy is rare, with a reported incidence of less than 1%[2-4]. Aside from hematologic malignancies and contralateral breast cancer, the most common primary malignancies that metastasize to the breast are lung, ovarian, gastrointestinal cancers, and melanoma.

Presentation of Case: We present an 82-year-old female with metastatic breast cancer arising from a primary papillary thyroid carcinoma. She presented with a palpable right breast mass 4 years after resection and treatment of a primary thyroid cancer.

Conclusion: Ultrasound guided core biopsy and immunohistochemical staining demonstrated metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma. The patient underwent lymphoscintigraphy and subsequent resection of the breast mass along with two axillary lymph nodes.


Keywords


Breast; Metastasis; Carcinoma; Metastasis; Thyroid

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