Case Report

Skin Nodules as a First Presentation of Synchronous Bilateral Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma: A Case Report

Authors
  • Sara Khodair (Women and Fetal Imaging Center, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Iman Ewais (Women and Fetal Imaging Center, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Hanaa Abolmagd (Cairo Scan Imaging Center, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Rehab El Sheikh (Cairo Scan Imaging Center, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Sughra Raza (Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)
  • Leah H. Portnow (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)
  • Hanan Gewefel (Faculty of Applied Health Science, Radiography and Medical Imaging Technology Department, Misr University of Science and Technology, Cairo, Egypt)

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

How to Cite:

Khodair, S. & Ewais, I. & Abolmagd, H. & El Sheikh, R. & Raza, S. & Portnow, L. H. & Gewefel, H., (2021) “Skin Nodules as a First Presentation of Synchronous Bilateral Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma: A Case Report”, Journal of Global Radiology 7(1): 8. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/jgr.2021.1147

Rights: © 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/).

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Published on
15 Jul 2021