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Article Type

Case Report

Publication Date

2021-07-15

DOI

10.7191/jgr.2021.1147

Abstract

The most common cause of skin metastases in adult women is primary breast carcinoma, which comprises about 70% of cases [1]. Skin metastases have non-specific clinical appearances, making it challenging to differentiate them from other benign conditions [1]. We present a case of a 52-year-old female with type II diabetes and a three-month history of refractory skin lesions who did not respond to anti-inflammatory treatment. The patient subsequently complained of a right breast lump, evaluation of which led to the diagnosis of bilateral synchronous invasive lobular carcinoma.

Keywords

skin metastases, cutaneous metastases, breast cancer, synchronous breast cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), bilateral ILC, bilateral breast carcinoma, early metastatic dissemination

Rights and Permissions

© 2021 Khodair, Ewais, Abolmagd, El Sheikh, Raza, Portnow and Gewefel. This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to the patient herself for her cooperation in publishing her case and in the patience she showed to receive the best care possible. For sharing the radiologic studies images, the authors acknowledge the Women’s and Fetal Imaging Clinic (WAFI©) and CairoScan© in Cairo, Egypt.

Corresponding Author(s)

Sara Khodair, Women and Fetal Imaging Center (WAFI), 14 Aswan Square, Agouzah, Giza, 00000, Cairo, Egypt; sarakhodair@me.com

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