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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 489427, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/489427
Case Report

Breast Metastasis from Esophagogastric Junction Cancer: A Case Report

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Thakurpukur, Kolkata 700063, India
2Department of Pathology, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Thakurpukur, Kolkata 700063, India
3Department of Cancer Surgery, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 2 March 2014; Revised 24 May 2014; Accepted 29 May 2014; Published 11 June 2014

Academic Editor: Shin-ichi Kosugi

Copyright © 2014 Sanghamitra Jena 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

Metastasis to breast from nonmammary malignancy is only about 1.3–2.7%. A few cases of squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus and adenocarcinoma of stomach metastasizing to breast have been reported, but this is probably the first report of breast metastasis from esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancer in the English literature. Herein we report a case of a 32-year-old patient diagnosed as adenocarcinoma of gastroesophageal junction, presenting with left breast metastasis two years after treatment. Given unusual site of metastasis in a follow-up case of EGJ cancer, not only it is challenging to differentiate it from primary carcinoma of breast but also it is important from treatment point of view. In our case, clinical data, radiology, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) led us to reach the diagnosis.