Metastatic breast lesion from thymic carcinoma

Ji Hyun Youk, Eun Kyung Kim, Min Jung Kim, Ki Keun Oh, Young Nyun Park

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Metastases to the breast from other organs are not common. Among lesions metastatic to the breast, carcinoma of the opposite breast, multicentric lymphoid malignancies, and disseminated melanoma constitute the most likely sources. Thymic carcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm representing 0.2% to 1.5% of all malignancies. The incidence of distant metastasis from thymic carcinoma varies from 1.5% to 15.5%, and the tumor metastasizes most frequently to the liver, followed by the kidney and extrathoracic lymph nodes. We present a case of thymic carcinoma metastatic to the breast. To our knowledge, this is the first report of thymic carcinoma metastatic to the breast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1342
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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