SS Rajan, M. Saeed, M. Gastrointestinal metastasis of the breast cancer is rare and its management varies significantly from that of a primary bowel cancer. We report a case of invasive ductal cancer metastasizing to the rectum and masquerading as a rectal primary. A 60 year old caucasian woman presented with fresh rectal bleeding nine years after treatment of her primary breast cancer.
Rectal cancer metastasis to the breast is rare with around 19 cases reported in literature. It signifies diffuse disseminated disease or highly aggressive tumour, such that surgical intervention other than palliation has a limited role. We report a case of a year-old with the above presentation. As the management differs and because of its rarity the importance of the diagnosis between primary and the metastatic breast cancer is imperative. Metastases from rectal cancer to multiple organs have been reported either as synchronous or metachronous lesions [ 1 ]. Regardless, metastatic disease from the rectum to unusual sites carries substantially poor prognosis. A year-old female, 10 weeks postpartum, underwent colonoscopy for bleeding per rectum showing a bulky tumour Fig.
Invasive ductal breast cancer metastatic to the rectum
Ask your doctor to use this picture to show you where the cancer is. Solid waste poop comes out of the anus. There are many types of anal cancer. Most are rare. Your doctor can tell you more about the type you have.
Mammary glands begin developing during the sixth week of embryogenesis and extend as 2 surface thickenings from the axillary to inguinal regions. The pathological features were those of breast tissue. A year-old woman presented with an 8-month history of an intermittently prolapsing anal lesion Fig. The patient's medical history was significant for adenomatous polyps, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, endometriosis and ovarian mucinous cystadenomas.