J Cancer 2011; 2:484-489. doi:10.7150/jca.2.484

Case Report

Metastatic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Bilateral Breasts and Ovaries from Gastrointestinal Tract in a Young Breastfeeding Female - A Case Report

QingPing Jiang1✉, Shaoyan Liu1, Hanzhen Xiong1, Juan Pen1, Kuan Cai2, YueXin Yang1, ZhongTang Xiong1

1. Department of Pathology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, 510150, China.
2. The Third Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, 510150, China.

Abstract

We report a case of a metastatic signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) of gastrointestinal tract. The case is very rare because gastrointestinal tract SRCC was metastatic to bilateral breasts and ovaries (Krukenberg tumor) in the same young woman almost synchronously under breastfeeding condition. Though the primary site was not detected, IHC results fully verified that the tumor originated from gastrointestinal tract. The severe situation of the patient was believed to be connected to her high estrogen hormone.

Keywords: SRCC, metastatic, Krukenberg tumor, breast

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Jiang Q, Liu S, Xiong H, Pen J, Cai K, Yang Y, Xiong Z. Metastatic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Bilateral Breasts and Ovaries from Gastrointestinal Tract in a Young Breastfeeding Female - A Case Report. J Cancer 2011; 2:484-489. doi:10.7150/jca.2.484. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v02p0484.htm