Inflammatory Breast Cancer from Metastatic Ovarian Cancer

  • Achariyapota V
  • Chuangsuwanich T
  • Benjapibal M
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Metastases to the breast from tumors other than breast carcinomas are extremely rare and represent only 0.2–1.3% of all diagnosed malignant breast tumors. Furthermore, while the most common sites for advanced ovarian cancer metastases are the liver, lung, and pleura, metastasis to the breast from a primary ovarian cancer is uncommon and has only been reported in 0.03–0.6% of all breast cancers. Here we describe a case report of a 50-year-old female patient with a rare case of breast metastases from an advanced ovarian cancer, presenting as inflammatory breast cancer. Our observations emphasize the clinical importance of distinguishing between primary and metastatic breast cancer during diagnosis for the purpose of appropriate prognosis and treatment.




Achariyapota, V., Chuangsuwanich, T., & Benjapibal, M. (2016). Inflammatory Breast Cancer from Metastatic Ovarian Cancer. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016, 1–3.

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