A comparison of the metastatic pattern of infiltrating lobular carcinoma and infiltrating duct carcinoma of the breast

M Harris, A Howell, M Chrissohou, R I Swindell, M Hudson, R A Sellwood

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Abstract

The metastatic sites of infiltrating duct (IDC) and infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC) have been compared using both clinical and autopsy data. The following statistically significant differences were found: Lung parenchymal metastases were more common in IDC. Bone trephine biopsies were more likely to be positive in ILC. Carcinomatous meningitis was associated almost exclusively with ILC. Peritoneal/retroperitoneal metastases of distinctive pattern occurred in ILC. There was often associated linitis plastica-like involvement of the stomach wall and diffuse infiltration of the uterus. Hydronephrosis was a common secondary phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalBJC
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1984

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Meningeal Neoplasms
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms
  • Comparative Study
  • Journal Article

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