Particle embolization to control life-threatening hemorrhage from a fungating locally advanced breast carcinoma: a case report
A rare case of sudden hemorrhage caused by breast cancer is herein presented. A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of bleeding from her left breast. On physical examination, a continuous hemorrhage accompanied by an open cavity formation was observed in her left breast. She had no history of breast trauma. Her bleeding profile studies and liver function were both normal. In addition, no anticoagulation medication had been administered. The histological findings of the cavity wall indicated invasive ductal carcinoma without skin invasion. After carrying out chemotherapy, a standard radical mastectomy was performed.