Intramammary lymph node metastasis in a patient with ovarian carcinoma and a brief review of the literature

DEMİR L., Erten C., Yigit S. C. , Can A., Dirican A., Bayoglu V., ...More

WSPOLCZESNA ONKOLOGIA-CONTEMPORARY ONCOLOGY, vol.16, no.2, pp.108-110, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/wo.2012.28789
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-110


Metastasis from serous carcinoma of the ovary usually occurs in the subdiaphragmatic region. Metastasis to the breast and/or axillary-intramammary lymph node is very rare. It usually occurs in advanced disease, and it is important to distinguish a primary breast cancer from an ovarian cancer metastasis since the management of these two entities is totally different. Here we present a patient with metastasis to the breast and intramammary lymph nodes from ovarian serous carcinoma 25 months after diagnosis.