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Urinary complications from breast cancer metastasis: case report and review of the literature

Casistica clinica, 243 - 245
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Summary: Urinary complications from breast cancer metastasis: case report and review of the literature.
E. Vulcano, M. Montesano, C. Battista, R. Carino, G. Perrone, B. Vincenzi, V. Altomare
Breast cancer is the most prevalent malignant disease among women, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancers. Malignant breast tumours metastasise to lungs, bone, liver, lymph nodes and skin, but the literature also reports few cases of unusual metastases such as to the bladder.
We present the case of a 57-year-old woman affected by lobular invasive breast cancer and complaining of high urinary frequency with nicturia. To date this is the seventh reported case of isolate metastatis of breast carcinoma to the bladder.

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Riassunto: Complicanze urinarie secondarie a metastasi da carci­noma mammario invasivo: case report e review della letteratura.
E. Vulcano, M. Montesano, C. Battista, R. Carino, G. Perrone, B. Vincenzi, V. Altomare
Il carcinoma della mammella è la patologia femminile maligna con maggior prevalenza, con l’esclusione dei tumori cutanei non-melanoma. I tumori maligni della mammella tendono a metastatizzare a polmoni, ossa, linfonodi e cute. La letteratura riporta pochi casi di sedi metastatiche rare, fra cui la vescica.
Presentiamo il caso di una donna di 57 anni affetta da carcinoma lobulare invasivo della mammella che presentava pollachiuria con nicturia. Ad oggi, questo è il settimo caso riportato in letteratuta di un carcinoma mammario con sole metastasi vescicali.

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