Breast carcinoma presenting as axillary metastases without evidence of a primary tumor.

@article{Merson1992BreastCP,
  title={Breast carcinoma presenting as axillary metastases without evidence of a primary tumor.},
  author={Michael Merson and Salvatore Ambrogio Andreola and Viviana Galimberti and Rosaria Bufalino and Sergio Marchini and Umberto Veronesi},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={504-8}
}
BACKGROUND Sixty cases of axillary metastases from clinically occult breast cancer were analyzed. All cases had histologic evidence of metastatic nodes compatible with breast carcinoma. METHODS Thirty-three patients underwent breast surgery at the time of histologic diagnosis of the axillary metastases, 6 patients were treated with radiation therapy to the breast, and 17 patients did not receive any immediate treatment of the breast carcinoma (9 of these subsequently had a primary breast… CONTINUE READING

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