As far as we know there has been no specified report of cutaneous metastasis from invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. This type of carcinoma constitutes a minor histological group in all breast cancers, especially in Japan. We describe two such cases whose histologic features were conspicuous; numerous dissociated round cells that were arranged in linear arrays. It resembled the histology of cancer en cuirasse to some extent, but the density and variety of tumor cell nests were much richer. The arrangement of the tumor cells as well as their cytology was identical to that of the primary lesions.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1987 Jun 1|
- breast cancer
- invasive lobular carcinoma
- skin metastasis
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