From the breast to the upper jaw: A rare case of metastatic breast cancer

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From the breast to the upper jaw: A rare case of metastatic breast cancer


JournalSouth Sudan Medical Journal
Article typeJournal research article – Clinical research
Publication date – May – 2021
Authors – Funmilola O. Wuraola , Bamidele A. Famurewa , Olalekan Olasehinde , Oluwole O. Odujoko , Olufunlola M. Adesina , Stephen B. Aregbesola
KeywordsBreast cancer; orofacial metastasis; resource limited setting, Nigeria
Open access – Yes
SpecialityGeneral surgery, Surgical oncology
World region Western Africa
Country: Nigeria
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on May 22, 2021 at 10:50 pm
Abstract:

Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy in women globally. Metastases of advanced breast carcinoma to bones, lungs and liver are well known but spread to maxillary bone presenting as maxillary sinus and palatal swelling is rare. We present a case of advanced breast carcinoma in a female Nigerian with clinical, radiological and histopathological features of lung and right maxillary bone metastases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of metastatic breast cancer to the lungs and maxilla in Nigeria. The debilitating sequelae of advanced untreated breast carcinoma in a resource limited setting with suboptimal comprehensive cancer care are highlighted.

OSI Number – 21098

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