Journal of
Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology

  • Abbreviation: J. Cancer Res. Exp. Oncol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2243
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCREO
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 52

Case Report

A case of breast cancer found as metastasis to the duodenum

Xiu-wen Wang
  • Xiu-wen Wang
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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Xiang-jiao Meng
  • Xiang-jiao Meng
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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Ting-guo Zhang
  • Ting-guo Zhang
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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Lian Liu
  • Lian Liu
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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Cui-hua Yi
  • Cui-hua Yi
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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Dong-yan Hu
  • Dong-yan Hu
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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Shu-guang Li
  • Shu-guang Li
  • Department of Chemotherapy, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, No.107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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  • Article Number - 85450571441
  • Vol.1(2), pp. 012-014, December 2009
  •  Accepted: 16 November 2009
  •  Published: 31 December 2009

Abstract

A 58-year-old woman underwent left total mastectomy for invasive ductual carcinoma of the breast in 2002. In November 2007, the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed that an ulcer (~ 0.3 × 0.5 cm) was covered with white fur and surrounded by edematus tissue at the anterior wall of duodenal bulb. The follow-up pathological examination revealed that the morphology of the cells of duodenal cancer was identical to those of the breast cancer. Moreover, the immunohistochemical analysis on the tumor was positive for estrogen receptor, which confirmed the metastasis of breast cancer. The patient was treated with 12 cycles of FOLFOX4 regimen and achieved complete response.

 

Key words: Breast cancer, metastasis, duodenum.