Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2006, Vol 22, Num, 3     (Pages: 196-199)

Breast carcinoma metastatic to nasopharynx

Şirin BAŞPINAR 1, Nilgün KAPUCUOĞLU 2, Nermin KARAHAN 2, Hasan YASAN 3, Hasan Şenol COŞKUN 4, Özden ÇANDIR2 1

1 Department of Pathology, Egirdir Bone Joint Diseases Treatment and Rehabilitation Hospital, ISPARTA
2 Department of Pathology, Suleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, ISPARTA
3 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Suleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, ISPARTA
4 Department of Oncology, Suleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, ISPARTA

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Metastatic breast carcinoma has been described at numerous sites in the head and neck region. Here, we report a case of a 56 year old female patient with invasive ductal carcinoma metastasizing to the nasopharynx. The patient presented initially with liver metastasis followed by metastasis to the nasopharynx. This is the second documented and first proved case of metastatic breast carcinoma to the nasopharynx.

Keywords : Breast carcinoma, nasopharynx, immunohistochemistry