Corpus ID: 84234

Case report: Metastatic breast cancer presenting as a hypopharyngeal mass.

@article{Bayon2013CaseRM,
  title={Case report: Metastatic breast cancer presenting as a hypopharyngeal mass.},
  author={R. Bayon and S. Banas and B. Wenig},
  journal={Ear, nose, \& throat journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={
          E5-6
        }
}
Although carcinoma of the breast has a propensity toward distant metastasis, metastasis to the head and neck is uncommon. Most patients with metastasis to the head and neck region present with cervical lymphadenopathy; however, spread to the upper aerodigestive tract has been described previously. We present a case of a patient found to have a pedunculated mass in her right piriform sinus. When she swallowed, the mass would completely prolapse into the esophagus and cause symptoms. Subsequent… Expand
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