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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 153180, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/153180
Case Report

Unexpected Diagnosis of Both Adenocarcinoma of the Colon and Metastatic Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast in the Gastrointestinal Tract

1Histopathology Department, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lovely Lane, Warrington WA5 1QG, UK
2Surgical Department, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lovely Lane, Warrington WA5 1QG, UK

Received 23 May 2013; Accepted 30 June 2013

Academic Editors: D. Cao and S.-i. Motegi

Copyright © 2013 Tegan Miller 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

Breast cancer rarely metastasises to the gastrointestinal tract. Lobular carcinoma more commonly metastasises to the uterus and appendages, peritoneum, and gastrointestinal tract than other types of breast cancer, while ductal carcinoma has a propensity to metastasise to the lungs, liver, and brain. We describe the case of a patient with no known history of breast cancer, whose primary presentation of lobular breast cancer was with malignant small intestinal and colonic strictures, with coexisting previously undiagnosed adenocarcinoma of the colon.