IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 20 / Issue 5-6 / pii/1999210

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Open Access Case Report

Uterine metastases from breast cancer in a patient under tamoxif en therapy

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1 Department of Pharmacology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Sassari, Italy
2 Department of Radiology, University of Sassari, Italy
3 Department of Pathology, University of Sassari, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1999, 20(5-6), 416–417;
Published: 10 October 1999
Abstract

The authors report a case of metastases of breast cancer confined to the uterus and cervical subserous leiomyoma in a post­menopausal woman under tamoxifen therapy for two years. After abnormal uterine bleeding, pathologic examination on biopsy of a cervical polyp revealed cervical involvement secondary to lobular breast cancer. The patient underwent total abdominal hysterec­tomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Pathologic examination of the surgical specimen revealed both invasion of breast origin and of the cervix until the isthmus, endometrium and cervical subserous leiomyoma. The adnexa uteri were not affected. The pos­sibility of uterine metastases in patients suffering from breast cancer, either undergoing tamoxifen therapy or not, always has to be considered.

Keywords
Breast cancer
Uterine metastases
Tamoxifen therapy
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