Orbital metastases from male breast cancer in two cases

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. Mar-Apr 2007;23(2):154-6. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31803316cb.

Abstract

We present 2 cases of orbital metastases of male breast cancer, a very rare association in the context of a rare disease. We also provide a review of the literature on this topic including the 4 previously reported cases. Our cases presented with diplopia and proptosis. Orbital biopsies were performed that revealed metastases of infiltrative ductal carcinoma (ICD).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Neoplasms, Male / diagnostic imaging
  • Breast Neoplasms, Male / pathology*
  • Breast Neoplasms, Male / therapy
  • Carcinoma, Ductal / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma, Ductal / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Ductal / therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammography
  • Mastectomy, Modified Radical
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed