Axillary metastasis in a patient with double neoplasia: A case report

Francesc Alameda, Lara Pijuan, Belen Lloveras, Emilia Romero, Ramon Carreras, Sergi Serrano

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Background: Axillary lymph node metastases in women are most frequently associated with breast cancer. Few cases have been reported to be related to other primary tumors of the breast. Furthermore, emperipolesis, a phenomenon that occurs as a result of the phagocytosis of hematopoietic cells by neoplastic cells, is observed in few tumors. Case: A 72-year-old woman presenting endometrial and breast cancer developed axillary metastasis 2 months after diagnosis of breast cancer. A fine needle aspiration was performed. A diagnosis of metastasis from endometrial cancer was made on the basis of cytological characteristics. Conclusion: The morphologic features in this case (emperipolesis) oriented as axillary metastases from primary endometrial cancer. © The International Academy of Cytology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1135
JournalActa Cytologica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Aspiration cytology
  • Axillary lymph nodes
  • Breast carcinoma
  • Endometrial carcinoma
  • Fine-needle
  • Metastasis


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