Back to Journals » OncoTargets and Therapy » Volume 9

Anorectal melanoma metastatic to the breast: a case report and review of the literature

Authors Feng L, Qi D, Zhang Q

Received 26 February 2016

Accepted for publication 2 July 2016

Published 10 August 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 4969—4974

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OTT.S107271

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Ram Prasad

Peer reviewer comments 5

Editor who approved publication: Dr William Cho


Liang Feng,1 Dian-Jun Qi,2 Qing-Fu Zhang3

1Department of Breast Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of General Practice, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, People’s Republic of China; 3Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, College of Basic Medical Sciences of China Medical University, Shenyang, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Melanoma develops from melanocytes and typically occurs on the skin and mucosa with a high degree of malignancy. Intensive local invasion and distant metastasis of melanoma result in poor patient prognosis, owing to frequent metastases to the lungs, bones, brains, and other parts of the body. In the present study, we report a case of anorectal melanoma in a 56-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital because of local recurrence 9 months after local resection. She subsequently underwent radical surgery. Metastasis to the left breast occurred within 4 months after radical surgery. Metastasis of anorectal melanoma to the breast is very rare. In the present case report and literature review, we analyzed the clinical manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment of anorectal melanoma metastatic to the breast.

Keywords: melanoma, breast, metastasis

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]