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Contemporary Oncology/Współczesna Onkologia
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Case report

Liver metastasis of a neuroendocrine neoplasm of unknown primary origin in a female patient with a history of breast cancer

Małgorzata Struk-Panfill, Krzysztof Błaut, Rafał Pęksa, Piotr Kmieć, Krzysztof Sworczak

Contemp Oncol (Pozn) 2018; 22 (2): 124-128
Online publish date: 2018/06/29
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We report on and discuss a case of a female patient diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, which was histopathologically assessed as an invasive ductal carcinoma. The patient was admitted to our Department in 2017 with a liver metastasis of a neuroendocrine tumour. On admission she had no symptoms of an endocrinopathy and was in a good general condition. Due to unknown primary site of the metastasis and given the patient’s history of breast cancer, it was suspected that the breast cancer was in fact a neuroendocrine tumour. This hypothesis was confirmed by comparing histopathological specimens of the breast and liver tumours using advanced pathological methods.

neuroendocrine tumour, breast carcinoma, metastasis, liver

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