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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8594652, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8594652
Case Report

Single Jejunum Metastasis from Breast Cancer Arising Twelve Years after the Initial Treatment

1Department of Surgery, Digestive Surgery Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4099-003 Porto, Portugal
2Department of Pathology, Pathological Anatomy Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4099-003 Porto, Portugal
3Service of Medical Oncology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4099-003 Porto, Portugal

Received 16 June 2016; Accepted 15 September 2016

Academic Editor: Ossama W. Tawfik

Copyright © 2016 Cláudia Paiva 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

Metastatic involvement of gastrointestinal tract from breast cancer is a rare event. We report the case of a 61-year-old woman presenting with bowel obstruction, related to metastasis of a primary breast cancer she had 12 years earlier (a triple-negative invasive ductal carcinoma treated with surgery and chemotherapy). Bowel obstruction was caused by a 20-centimeter tumor in the jejunum, involving also the transverse colon. The patient underwent en bloc resection of tumor with jejunum and transverse bowel segment and received adjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Twenty months later, she was alive without disease recurrence.