Metastatic Breast Cancer to the Common Bile Duct Presenting as Obstructive Jaundice.

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer to the Common Bile Duct Presenting as Obstructive Jaundice.

Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2015 May-Aug;9(2):278-84

Authors: Cochrane J, Schlepp G

Abstract
Metastatic breast cancer is typically identified in the bones, lymph nodes, lungs and liver. Rarely does metastatic breast cancer involve the common bile duct (CBD) without direct extension from liver metastasis into the CBD. We present a woman diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in the CBD after presenting with obstructive jaundice. Patients with a history of primary breast cancer who present with obstructive jaundice secondary to CBD mass need identification of the mass in order to provide appropriate treatment.

PMID: 26351417 [PubMed]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26351417?dopt=Abstract

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