Endocrine organ metastases in subjects with lobular carcinoma of the breast.


OBJECTIVE To define the frequency and pattern of endocrine organ metastases in patients dying of invasive lobular carcinoma. DESIGN Postmortem microscopic evaluation of the ovaries and adrenal, pituitary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands for breast cancer metastases. SETTING Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, between 1971 and 1990. SUBJECTS… (More)