A 40-Year Delayed Locoregional Recurrence of Breast Carcinoma Following Mastectomy

Joseph, Kathie-Ann; El-Tamer, Mahmoud; Ditkoff, Beth Ann; Komenaka, Ian; Horowitz, Liz; Schnabel, Freya
November 2003
American Surgeon;Nov2003, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p1015
Academic Journal
A 90-year-old woman who underwent a left modified radical mastectomy 40 years ago with no further adjuvant treatment presented with a left chest wall mass at the suture line. A biopsy of the mass confirmed that it was invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. After a negative metastatic work-up, the patient underwent a local resection of the chest wall mass with clear margins. We present here the longest documented delayed recurrence after modified radical mastectomy reported in the literature.


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