A comparison of the metastatic pattern of infiltrating lobular carcinoma and infiltrating duct carcinoma of the breast.
AffiliationDepartments of Pathology, Medical Oncology and Medical Statistics, Christie Hospital
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AbstractThe metastatic sites of infiltrating duct (IDC) and infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC) have been compared using both clinical and autopsy data. The following statistically significant differences were found: Lung parenchymal metastases were more common in IDC. Bone trephine biopsies were more likely to be positive in ILC. Carcinomatous meningitis was associated almost exclusively with ILC. Peritoneal/retroperitoneal metastases of distinctive pattern occurred in ILC. There was often associated linitis plastica-like involvement of the stomach wall and diffuse infiltration of the uterus. Hydronephrosis was a common secondary phenomenon.
CitationA comparison of the metastatic pattern of infiltrating lobular carcinoma and infiltrating duct carcinoma of the breast. 1984, 50 (1):23-30 Br J Cancer
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
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