An 86-year-old woman with gastric outlet obstruction

Laurentia Nodit, Kevin McGrath, Robert Peel

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Abstract

The cytologic diagnosis of metastatic carcinomas in body fluids is challenging when the malignant cells occur singly, have bland morphologic features, and represent the predominant population of cells. We present the case of a metastatic lobular carcinoma of the breast, identified in the ascites fluid in a patient without clinical signs of a recurrent neoplasm. Differential diagnoses range from benign to malignant entities and include neoplasms of diverse origins. Clinical history and immunohistochemical workup play important roles in the characterization of these cells. Their identification is of extreme importance, especially for patients without a personal history of a well-documented malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1351
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume129
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

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Gastric Outlet Obstruction
Lobular Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Body Fluids
Ascites
Breast
Differential Diagnosis
Carcinoma
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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An 86-year-old woman with gastric outlet obstruction. / Nodit, Laurentia; McGrath, Kevin; Peel, Robert.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 129, No. 10, 01.10.2005, p. 1349-1351.

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Nodit, Laurentia ; McGrath, Kevin ; Peel, Robert. / An 86-year-old woman with gastric outlet obstruction. In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 129, No. 10. pp. 1349-1351.
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