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Lobular carcinoma of the breast with metastasis to the uterine cervix

1 Academic of Medicine of the State University of Piauí - UESPI, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
2 Department of Oncology, Federal University of Piaui, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
3 Laboratory LAPAC, Brazilian Society of Pathology, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
4 Department of Nursing, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Danilo Rafael Silva Fontinele,
Rua Galvão, 522, São João, Teresina, Piauí
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_469_18

Metastases may occur in early-stage or locally-advanced tumors in diverse locations. Nevertheless, the uterine cervix is an uncommon site for metastasis, since the majority of tumors in this organ is primary carcinomas or result from the direct extension of primary pelvic tumors. The objective of the current study was to report a clinical case considered rare in the literature, as well as discuss its implications and peculiarities. This case report describes a 57-year-old patient with lobular carcinoma metastatic to the uterine cervix, >3 years after the termination of the left breast cancer treatment. A literature analysis confirmed that most cases presented with vaginal bleeding or abdominal discomfort, but many were asymptomatic. Common characteristics between the cases werethe patient's age, the time period between primary tumor diagnosis and the emergence of metastatic lesions, treatment, medication, and signs/symptoms. Although rare, metastasis should be considered in women with a history of breast cancer, particularly when the complaint is abnormal vaginal bleeding.

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