Metastatic invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast masquerading as a primary renal malignancy

Adil Al-Jarrah, Varna Taranikanti, Sukhpal Sawhney, Muhammad Furrukh, Mohammad Al-Hosni, P. A M Saparamadu, M. V C De Silva

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Breast cancer is known to metastasise to different organs in the body, but an initial presentation of breast cancer with loin pain secondary to a metastatic renal mass is extremely rare. We report a 58-year-old woman who presented with recurrent left loin pain due to a metastatic deposit of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. The detection of a renal mass on computed tomography led to the assumption of a renal pelvic malignancy. The diagnostic dilemma posed by the detection of a breast mass during staging and the usefulness of immunohistochemistry in the confirmation of diagnosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013



  • Breast
  • Case report
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lobular carcinoma
  • Metastasis
  • Oman
  • Renal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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