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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2016, Article ID 3476143, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3476143
Case Report

Inflammatory Breast Cancer from Metastatic Ovarian Cancer

1Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok 10700, Thailand

Received 18 December 2015; Revised 13 February 2016; Accepted 16 February 2016

Academic Editor: Giampiero Capobianco

Copyright © 2016 Vuthinun Achariyapota et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

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.