Accession Number:

AD1040221

Title:

A Unique Case of Muscle Invasive Metastatic Breast Cancer Mimicking Myositis

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2017-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Breast cancer rarely metastasizes to the muscles, and it is even more unusual for this phenomenon to result in airway compromise. We present a unique case of an 84-year-old female who presented with neck swelling and upper airway obstruction due to metastatic breast cancer invading the sternocleidomastoid muscles. After establishing the diagnosis and discussing possible treatment options, the patient elected for antiestrogen therapy, palliative tracheostomy, radiation therapy, and hospice services.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE