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J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 28(4); 1996 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1996;28(4): 768-772.
액와부 전이성 암으로 나타난 잠재성 원발성 유방암 5 예
이윤복, 정상설, 오승택, 김인철
Occult Breast Carcinoma with Axillary Metastasis - 5 cases report -
Yun Bok Lee, Sang Seol Jung, Seong Taek Oh, In Chul Kim
Occult breast carcinoma may rarely first manifest itself by axillaty lymph node metastasis. A female patient who presents with adenocarcinoma in an axillary lymph node as the sole clinical site of disease can be a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma because of unknown natural progress. This was first described in 1907 by William Stewart Halsted who studied three such Patients with adenocarcinoma in axillary lymph nodes. We reported 5 cases of occult breast carcinoma with axillary metastases with review of literature.
Key words: Occult breast carcinoma, Axillary lymph node matastasis
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