Metastasis to inguinal lymph nodes from breast cancer is extremely rare and only a handful of cases have been reported in the literature to date. We report a case of a postmenopausal female patient who was a treated case of right breast cancer and developed inguinal metastases after 9 months. An excisional biopsy of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis. A positron emission tomography–CT scan revealed retropectoral and pelvic lymphadenopathy. The patient was treated with palliative radiotherapy to the inguinal and pelvic regions followed by palliative chemotherapy. The patient survived for 4 months after the detection of inguinal metastasis.
- Cancer intervention
- Breast cancer
- Pain (palliative care)
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Contributors BRM acknowledge the contributions given by the following authors. SKD—identified the rarity of the case, collected the data, has seen and approved the final manuscript and accepts responsibility for the entire process. AM—was part of the radiotherapy treatment team, collected the data, has seen and approved the final manuscript and accepts responsibility for the entire process. BRM—was part of the chemotherapy team, collected the data, wrote the first draft and has seen and approved the final manuscript. AKA—was part of the pathology team, collected data and has seen and approved the final manuscript.
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