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Metastatic Breast Cancer to the Uterine Cervix Mimicking a Giant Cervical Leiomyoma

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Author(s): MAI HORIKAWA | YUKIKO MORI | SACHI NAGAI | SHIHO TANAKA | SHIGEKO SAITO | TOMOMITSU OKAMOTO

Journal: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
ISSN 0027-7622

Volume: 74;
Issue: 3,4;
Start page: 347;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: breast cancer | cervix | leiomyoma | metastasis

ABSTRACT
Metastasis to the uterine cervix is a complication of breast cancer that is not commonly known. Detection of cervical metastasis before the diagnosis of the primary tumor is even rarer. The present report describes a case of a 52-year-old woman who had a large cervical tumor appearing as a leiomyoma. She underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Histopathological examination of the cervical tumor showed patterns characteristic of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast, leading to the discovery of the primary in the left breast. She subsequently underwent mastectomy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy, and is alive at 7-year follow-up.
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