TITLE

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Presenting with Acute Central Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Pfeiffer III, Ralph Burton; Barber, William Henry
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jun2002, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p579
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Inflammatory breast cancer is a relatively rare disease associated with varied presentations, which frequently obscure the underlying diagnosis. We discuss a 54-year-old woman who presented to our emergency department with a chief complaint of right arm swelling and was admitted to the surgical service with an initial diagnosis of spontaneous brachial, axillary, and subclavian venous thrombosis. Further workup revealed an extensive inflammatory breast cancer. To our knowledge there have been no literature reports of inflammatory breast carcinoma in which the sole presenting symptom complex was due to central venous thrombosis.
ACCESSION #
7743444

 

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