Title

Metastatic Breast Cancer Presenting as Acute Cholecystitis and Hyperbilirubinemia

Division

Far West

Hospital

Riverside

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

11-24-2020

Keywords

Inflammatory breast cancer, acute cholecystitis, gallbladder, neoplasm metastasis

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Neoplasms | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Oncology | Surgery

Abstract

Acute cholecystitis is one of the most common reasons for acute surgical intervention in the emergency setting [1]. Rarely, pathological examination of the surgical specimen reveals incidental gallbladder cancer and even more infrequently metastasis of gallbladder from a distant site. We present a case of a patient with a known history of inflammatory breast carcinoma, who presented with symptoms of right upper quadrant pain and jaundice and diagnostic work- up consistent with acute cholecystitis, subsequently found to have metastatic breast cancer to the liver and gallbladder

Publisher or Conference

American Journal of Surgery and Clinical Case Reports

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