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Remote cutaneous breast carcinoma metastasis mimicking dermatitis.

Navaratnam AV, Chandrasekharan S - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: Cutaneous metastases are more frequently seen in breast cancer than in any other visceral malignancy in women.Medical practitioners should be vigilant of the possibility of unusual presentations of metastatic disease in breast cancer patients with lobular carcinoma presenting as cutaneous lesions mimicking benign dermatological conditions.Herein, we present a case of a 75-year-old woman presenting with cutaneous lobular breast carcinoma metastases on her anterior right leg, which had previously been misdiagnosed as dermatitis for 9 years.

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Affiliation: Breast Surgery Unit, Colchester Hospital University National Health Service Foundation Trust, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL, UK.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous metastases from primary internal malignancies are an uncommon presentation. Cutaneous metastases are more frequently seen in breast cancer than in any other visceral malignancy in women. Medical practitioners should be vigilant of the possibility of unusual presentations of metastatic disease in breast cancer patients with lobular carcinoma presenting as cutaneous lesions mimicking benign dermatological conditions. Herein, we present a case of a 75-year-old woman presenting with cutaneous lobular breast carcinoma metastases on her anterior right leg, which had previously been misdiagnosed as dermatitis for 9 years.

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Examination revealed a 5 × 3 cm erythematous, flat skin lesion on the pretibial region of the right leg
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Figure 1: Examination revealed a 5 × 3 cm erythematous, flat skin lesion on the pretibial region of the right leg

Mentions: We report the case of a 75-year-old woman presenting to her GP with a 5 × 3 cm erythematous, flat, cutaneous lesion on her anterior right leg [Figure 1]. This cutaneous lesion had previously been diagnosed as dermatitis without biopsy 9 years ago and been managed with topical corticosteroid preparations. Initially, this course of treatment had provided some temporary benefit. However, over the last year the lesion had become refractory to this treatment and had been slowly enlarging as well as becoming painful and itchy.


Remote cutaneous breast carcinoma metastasis mimicking dermatitis.

Navaratnam AV, Chandrasekharan S - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Examination revealed a 5 × 3 cm erythematous, flat skin lesion on the pretibial region of the right leg
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Examination revealed a 5 × 3 cm erythematous, flat skin lesion on the pretibial region of the right leg
Mentions: We report the case of a 75-year-old woman presenting to her GP with a 5 × 3 cm erythematous, flat, cutaneous lesion on her anterior right leg [Figure 1]. This cutaneous lesion had previously been diagnosed as dermatitis without biopsy 9 years ago and been managed with topical corticosteroid preparations. Initially, this course of treatment had provided some temporary benefit. However, over the last year the lesion had become refractory to this treatment and had been slowly enlarging as well as becoming painful and itchy.

Bottom Line: Cutaneous metastases are more frequently seen in breast cancer than in any other visceral malignancy in women.Medical practitioners should be vigilant of the possibility of unusual presentations of metastatic disease in breast cancer patients with lobular carcinoma presenting as cutaneous lesions mimicking benign dermatological conditions.Herein, we present a case of a 75-year-old woman presenting with cutaneous lobular breast carcinoma metastases on her anterior right leg, which had previously been misdiagnosed as dermatitis for 9 years.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Breast Surgery Unit, Colchester Hospital University National Health Service Foundation Trust, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL, UK.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous metastases from primary internal malignancies are an uncommon presentation. Cutaneous metastases are more frequently seen in breast cancer than in any other visceral malignancy in women. Medical practitioners should be vigilant of the possibility of unusual presentations of metastatic disease in breast cancer patients with lobular carcinoma presenting as cutaneous lesions mimicking benign dermatological conditions. Herein, we present a case of a 75-year-old woman presenting with cutaneous lobular breast carcinoma metastases on her anterior right leg, which had previously been misdiagnosed as dermatitis for 9 years.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus