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Surgical Treatment of Solitary Metastasis in the Male Breast from Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Abel Gómez-Caro, MD, Departamento de Cirugía Torácica, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Ctra. Murcia-Cartagena s/n, 30120 El Palmar (Murcia), Spain, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Detection of metastases in the breast from extramammary neoplasms is rare. We present a case of metastases in breast tissue from surgically treated non-small cell bronchogenic carcinoma. A histologic and immunohistologic study was essential for choosing the appropriate treatment for the patient. The patient is alive and disease-free 18 months after the breast surgery.