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Metastatic jejunal neuroendocrine tumor to the breast: Case report and literature review

doi: 10.24875/j.gamo.22000087

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VOLUME 21 - NUMBER 91 / July (Clinical case / Caso clínico)

Gonzalo Fernández-Christlieb, General Surgery Service, Centro Médico ABC, Mexico City, Mexico
Ana Rivera García-Granados, General Surgery Service, Centro Médico ABC, Mexico City, Mexico
Daniel Kajomovitz-Bialostozky, Oncologic Surgery Service. Centro Médico ABC, Mexico City, Mexico

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are the most prevalent neoplasm of the small bowel; these present a diagnostic challenge because of their low prevalence and non-specific clinical manifestations. Breast metastasis is rare. We present the case of a 55-year-old female with a painful nodule in the right breast. Mammography reported a solid mass, BBIRADS 4C, with no axillary lymph nodes. Biopsy reported infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Conservative surgery was performed. Histopathology findings are compatible with a well-differentiated (G2) metastatic NET with a gastrointestinal primary. Ga. DOTANOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan showed proximal jejunum diffuse mucosal thickening with two foci of increased radiotracer uptake with adjacent adenopathies.

Keywords: Neuroendocrine tumors. Metastasis. Breast.