Metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is a rare instance in the natural history of breast cancer, usually in association with lobular histology and widespread dissemination of disease. We report the case of a 74-year-old woman with a history of invasive lobular carcinoma presenting with a pancreatic metastasis mimicking a primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma; we also present a systematic review of the relevant literature. The presentation of pancreatic metastasis in the setting of breast cancer is unspecific, and histology is of paramount importance for a correct diagnosis; surgical metastasectomy could be of some benefit in the correct clinical setting.

Invasive lobular carcinoma metastasis to pancreas mimicking pancreatic signet ring cell carcinoma: a case report and systematic review of the literature

Rossi, Chiara;Gallotti, Anna;Messina, Alessia;Cobianchi, Lorenzo;Inzani, Frediano;Lucioni, Marco;Vanoli, Alessandro
2023-01-01

Abstract

Metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is a rare instance in the natural history of breast cancer, usually in association with lobular histology and widespread dissemination of disease. We report the case of a 74-year-old woman with a history of invasive lobular carcinoma presenting with a pancreatic metastasis mimicking a primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma; we also present a systematic review of the relevant literature. The presentation of pancreatic metastasis in the setting of breast cancer is unspecific, and histology is of paramount importance for a correct diagnosis; surgical metastasectomy could be of some benefit in the correct clinical setting.
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