Breast Metastasis as the Initial Presentation of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Breast Journal 2020 May 30 [Link]

Lea Korša, Ana Lukač, Lucija Kovačević, Ivan Bilić, Maja Prutki, Zlatko Marušić


Metastatic involvement of the breast is far less common than primary breast carcinoma, comprising 0.5%-6.6% of all breast malignancies. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor with higher incidence among men, particularly smokers, strongly associated with asbestos exposure. The epithelioid type of MPM can represent a diagnostic pitfall in this setting, as it shows similar histologic features to primary breast carcinoma as well as other metastatic epithelioid malignancies. We report a rare case of breast metastasis of malignant pleural mesothelioma in a 61-year-old female.