Lymphangitic spread of invasive lobular carcinoma to the contralateral breast

Zachariah Burns, Lena Omar, Lindsay M Compton, Jody C Hayes, Sunati Sahoo, Kanwal Merchant

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Abstract

Breast cancer typically spreads primarily to regional lymph nodes and subsequently to distant sites via hematogenous routes. Occasionally metastasis can occur through lymphangitic spread, usually to the lungs, resulting in lymphangitic carcinomatosis. Lymphangitic spread of several malignancies have been reported at other sites in the body with varying degrees of clinical significance. In this case report, we describe a rare case of lymphangitic spread of invasive lobular carcinoma to the contralateral breast identified on imaging as significant background enhancement without a discrete suspicious mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume58
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma
  • Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis
  • Metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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