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CASE REPORT
Carcinoma en cuirasse
  1. Angela Alani1,
  2. Gerallt Roberts2,
  3. Olga Kerr1
  1. 1Dermatology Department, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  2. 2Care of the Elderly Medicine, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Angela Alani, angelaalani{at}yahoo.com

Summary

We present a case of carcinoma en cuirasse as a presentation of advanced lobular breast carcinoma. On further investigation, she was found to have metastasis to her liver and bone. We report this case to highlight the phenomenon of cutaneous metastasis. It is important to consider this diagnosis as an initial manifestation of breast cancer, but rarely, it can also be associated with other adenocarcinomas, for example, carcinoma of lung, kidney or gastrointestinal tract.

  • dermatology
  • geriatric medicine
  • breast cancer
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  • Contributors AA: I as first author have reviewed this clinical case first hand and assessed the patient clinically. As this was an interesting case I conducted a literature search and complied this case report. My supervisors in writing this case report were GR (consultant geriatrician) and OK (consultant dermatologist). GR reviewed this interesting case and helped edit the case report and reviewed the references. OK reviewed this dermatology-related case report and edited as appropriate for the reader. She also helped review the relevant references.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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