Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017, Article ID 1357203, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1357203
Case Report

Bilateral Breast Metastases from Vulvar Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

1Department of Gynecology, Metaxa Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece
2Breast Unit, Metaxa Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece
3Department of Radiotherapy, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence should be addressed to C. G Liakou; moc.oohay@uokail_c

Received 26 November 2016; Accepted 28 February 2017; Published 12 April 2017

Academic Editor: Dotun Ogunyemi

Copyright © 2017 D. C. Papatheodorou 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

Vulvar carcinoma is a rare disease that accounts for 3–5% of all gynecologic malignancies. Breast represents an unusual site of metastasis and only a few cases are reported. We describe the first case of bilateral metastatic breast carcinoma of vulvar origin, at an 80-year-old female patient. Six months after treatment of her primary disease, she presented with bilateral metastatic squamous cell breast carcinoma. Diagnosis was based on clinical, radiological, and histological facts. Breast although rare is another potential site of metastasis in vulvar cancer and thus mammary gland examination should be considered in the follow-up of these patients. Differential diagnosis between primary and metastatic lesions is of utmost importance for appropriate management.