The Great Mimicker: Metastatic Breast Carcinoma to the Head and Neck with Emphasis on Unusual Clinical and Pathologic Features

@article{Gondim2016TheGM,
  title={The Great Mimicker: Metastatic Breast Carcinoma to the Head and Neck with Emphasis on Unusual Clinical and Pathologic Features},
  author={Dikson D. Gondim and Rebecca D. Chernock and Samir K. El-Mofty and James S. Jr. Lewis},
  journal={Head and Neck Pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={306-313}
}
Distant metastases are relatively common in breast cancer, but spread to the head and neck region is uncommon and can be diagnostically challenging. Pathology databases of two academic hospitals were searched for patients. The diagnoses were by morphologic comparison with the primary breast specimen (when available) or through the use of immunohistochemical stains characteristic of breast carcinoma (cytokeratin 7, mammaglobin, GCDFP15, and/or GATA3 positive—excluding new primary tumors at the… Expand
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