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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 102963, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/102963
Case Report

A Unique Presentation of Occult Primary Breast Cancer with a Review of the Literature

1Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
2Department of Radiation Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA
3Department of Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA
4Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA
5Department of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA

Received 15 January 2015; Accepted 2 March 2015

Academic Editor: Gianfilippo Bertelli

Copyright © 2015 Inaya Ahmed 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

We are reporting a case of a 34-year-old woman with occult primary breast cancer discovered after initially presenting with neurological symptoms. She was successfully treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by definitive axillary lymph node dissection and ipsilateral whole breast radiotherapy. The case presented is unique due to the rarity of occult primary breast cancer, especially in light of her initial confounding neurological signs and symptoms, which highlights the importance of careful staging.