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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-36

Breast metastasis from carcinoma of gall bladder


1 Department of General Surgery Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of CVTS, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Radiotherapy, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohd Lateef Wani
Department of CVTS, Sher i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.110558

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Carcinoma of gall bladder has early lymphatic and haematogenous spread. Most common extra abdominal site of metastasis is the lung. Metastasis to breast from carcinoma of breast is very rare. Our case describes an interesting case of carcinoma of gall bladder metastising to breast. A 50-year-old female presented to our outpatient department with a small nodule on upper outer quadrant of left breast. Patient had a history of cholecystectomy done for symptomatic gall stones 2 years back. Histopathological examination of the gall bladder specimen showed adenocarcinoma of the gall bladder with invasion to lamina propria. No additional treatment was offered to the patient. The breast nodule was excised and sent for histopathological examination. Histopathological examination revealed metastising adenocarcinoma. Patient was subjected to palliative chemotherapy (Gamcitabine and carboplatin). However, patient died of hepatic encephalopathy after 5 months. Our case reports an unusual site of metastasis from carcinoma of gall bladder which is very rare.


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