Arch Iran Med. 2020;23(1): 53-55.
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Ovarian Cancer and Breast Metastases: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Wala Ben Kridis 1 * , Syrine Sghaier 1, Slim Charfi 2, Nabil Toumi 1, Kais Chaabène 3, Tahia Boudawara 2, Afef Khanfir 1

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
2 Department of Pathology, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
3 Department of Gynecology, Hedi Chaker Hospital, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
*Corresponding Author: Wala Ben Kridis, MD; Department of oncology, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, 3029, Sfax Tunisia. Tel: +21694492526; Email: walabenkridis@yahoo.fr


Metastases of ovarian carcinoma to the breast are uncommon. The incidence of ovarian metastasis to the breast ranges from 0.5% to 1.2%. Nevertheless, its detection and distinction from other primaries, especially primary breast carcinoma, is important as treatment and prognosis differ significantly. We report the case of a 38-year-old Tunisian woman with bilateral metastases to breast from ovarian carcinoma. Through a review of literature, we discuss the clinical, radiological and histological characteristics of ovarian metastases to the breast.
Keywords: Breast, Diagnosis, Metastases, Ovarian cancer
Cite this article as: Kridis WB, Sghaier S, Charfi S, Toumi N, Chaabène K, Boudawara T, et al. Ovarian cancer and breast metastases: a diagnostic dilemma. Arch Iran Med. 2020;23(1):53–55.
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Submitted: 08 Jan 2019
Accepted: 14 May 2019
ePublished: 01 Jan 2020
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