A case of breast cancer metastatic to the pituitary gland

Tadashi Nomizu, Masahiko Kanno, Takanori Watanabe, Fumiaki Watanabe, Shinichi Suzuki, Atsuo Tsuchiya, Yoshio Yamaki, Yoshinori Taeda, Noriaki Ohuchi, Takeo Saito, Rikiya Abe

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A case of breast cancer that developed pituitary metastasis 22 years after mastectomy is reported. The pituitary metastasis was associated with hypopituitarism, impairment of the visual field and later diabetes insipidus. The serum levels of CA15-3 and NCC-ST-439, tumor markers of breast cancer, were increased, and CA15-3 (DF3) and NCC-ST-439 were demonstrated in the resected pituitary metastatic lesion immunohistochemically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Cancer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar


  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Metastasis to the pituitary gland
  • Recurrent breast cancer
  • Tumor markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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