Unusual presentation of a small cell lung cancer with bilateral breast metastases: Case report and a brief review of the literature

Mark Bannon, Creticus Marak, Adrita Ashraf, Chelsea Smith, Matthew Nunley, Achuta Kumar Guddati, Prashant Kaushik

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Abstract

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a smoker's disease and occurs almost exclusively in smokers. SCLC is a high-grade neuroendocrine tumor and commonly presents as a central tumor with bulky mediastinal adenopathy. It is notorious for causing widespread disease and paraneoplastic syndromes. The usual sites of metastasis include the liver, brain, bone, and adrenals. SCLC presenting with breast metastasis is unusual; however, there are reports of unilateral and bilateral breast metastases. SCLC with bilateral breast metastases is extremely rare, with only five previously reported cases available in the literature. We are taking this opportunity to report and add to the growing literature on the unusual presentation of a small cell lung cancer with bilateral breast metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101693
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
Volume38
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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