Upper limb soft tissue metastasis in post mastectomy patient

Janani S. Reddy, Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy, Alagar Raja Durairaj, Narayanamurthy Sundaramurthy


Soft tissue metastasis from any primary malignancy is considered very rare and a breast carcinoma metastasizing to soft tissue is still rarer. To the best of our knowledge, carcinoma breast with soft tissue metastasis to upper extremity is very uncommon with only seven cases been reported in world literature till date and our case is the eighth such case in an elderly female, a known case of carcinoma left breast operated 7 years back. Only few case series and isolated cases reports have been published regarding any primary malignancy or breast carcinoma metastasizing to soft tissues. PET CT done showed features suggestive of left anterior chest wall recurrence with contralateral axillary lymphnodal metastasis and with soft tissue metastases in the left arm. We hereby present this case with review of literature to highlight its extreme rarity, unusual presentation, clinicopathological characteristics and its overall prognosis.


Breast carcinoma, Metastasis, Radiotherapy (RT), Soft tissue, Upper extremity

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