CASE REPORT- CANCER EN CUIRASSE: OUT OF THE ORDINARY PRESENTATION OF CARCINOMA BREAST

Sheeba Bhardwaj, Peoli Mukutawat, Rajeev Atri, Vivek Kaushal

Abstract


Carcinoma en cuirasse is an unusual skin metastasis of breast cancer where carcinoma cells disseminate along tissue spaces or through lymphatic vessels resulting in cutaneous and subcutaneous infiltration. This may affect the chest wall, axilla and abdomen. The primary malignant tumor that most commonly metastasizes to the skin in women is breast cancer, which can be manifested through papulonodular lesions, erysipeloid or sclerodermiform infiltration and en cuirasse. Cancer en cuirasse is relatively a rare presentation. Due to the small number of documented cases, data on this disease are limited.Here we report a case of a patient who developed Cancer en Cuirasse and discuss her progression on treatment.

Keywords


Carcinoma en cuirasse, skin metastasis, breast cancer.

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