A Rare Case of Metastasis of Small Cell Carcinoma of Cervix to Breast

Dhiraj Yadav, Siddhartha Yadav, Mohammad Muhsin Chisti


Extrapulmonary small cell carcinomas (SCCs) are rare and often have an aggressive natural course. A 42-year-old female presented to the hospital with vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. She was eventually diagnosed with SCC of cervix by biopsy. She was treated with chemoradiation. However, on follow-up positron emission tomography (PET) scan, fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake was noted in bilateral breasts. Biopsy of these lesions was consistent with metastatic SCC. Breast is a very unusual site for metastasis of cervical SCC and only four cases have been reported in the medical literature to date. Our case highlights the importance of considering metastatic disease when evaluating breast mass in patients with history of SCC of cervix.

World J Oncol. 2015;6(1):301-303
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/wjon858w


Small cell carcinoma; Cervix; Metastasis; Breast

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