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26 March 2020 : Case report  South Korea

Pleural Schwannoma Suspected as Metastasis of Breast Cancer

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Unusual setting of medical care

Se Hyun Paek1BCDEF, Joohyun Woo1D, Kyong-Je Woo2BD, Kwan Chang Kim3BD, Woosung Lim1ABDG*

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.921548

Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e921548

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Differentiating a distant lesion in breast cancer patients can be challenging. Although pleural schwannoma in breast cancer patient is unusual, clinicians may encounter many similar benign lesions mimicking metastatic breast cancer.

CASE REPORT: Herein, we present the case of a 62-year-old female patient who developed schwannoma on her pleura, which was suspected as metastasis of breast cancer.

CONCLUSIONS: Our case highlights the need to keep in mind the non-malignant diagnosis of distant lesion in those with malignancies, such as breast cancer.

Keywords: Breast Neoplasms, Neurilemmoma, Diagnosis, Differential, Pleura

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923