Breast carcinoma diffusely metastatic to the spleen. A report of two cases presenting as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

@article{Cummings1992BreastCD,
  title={Breast carcinoma diffusely metastatic to the spleen. A report of two cases presenting as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.},
  author={O William Cummings and Michael T. Mazur},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1992},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={484-9}
}
Carcinoma metastatic to the spleen is found at autopsy in 6% to 13% of patients who die of cancer, yet clinical symptoms referable to splenic metastases are unusual. Two cases of breast carcinoma metastatic to the spleen discovered incidentally at therapeutic splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura are described. On gross examination, the spleens were mildly enlarged with a homogeneous congested cut surface; rare 0.2-cm white nodules were present in one case. Microscopic examination… CONTINUE READING

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