IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 29 / Issue 6 / pii/1631005535708-986279271

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Ectopic breast cancer in the anterior chest wall: a case report and literature review
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1 Department of Gynecology, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí
2 Department of Pathology, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí (Brazil)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(6), 653–655;
Published: 10 December 2008

Ectopic breast cancer is rare and when situated in the chest wall, it is even rarer. This report describes the case of an 86-year old Brazilian woman with a palpable carcinoma, located in the right inframammary fold, and right axillary adenopathy. The patient was submitted to excision of the accessory breast and to right axillary lymphadenectomy. All 28 resected lymph nodes contained metastatic cells. Diagnosis and treatment of ectopic breast cancer should be carried out early in view of its aggressivity.
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