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Radiation Medicine

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 77–79 | Cite as

Umbilical metastasis from breast cancer related with tumor marker elevation

  • Yoriko Murata
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa
  • Yoko Yamawaki
  • Shino Kohsaki
  • Kei Kubota
  • Akihiko Nishioka
  • Shoji Yoshida
  • Naoshige Tochika
Case Report

Abstract

We sescribe a 53-year-old woman with tumor marker abnormality caused by an umbilical metastasis from breast cancer. She had undergone breast conservation therapy (BCT) for breast cancer (T2N1M0) 9 years previously. Umbilical metastasis was detected 9 months after tumor marker elevation was first noted. After resection of the umbilical metastasis, tumor marker level decreased immediately and normalized. The patient is alive without other metastasis.

Key words

umbilical metastasis breast cancer tumor marker sonography computed tomography 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoriko Murata
    • 2
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa
    • 2
  • Yoko Yamawaki
    • 2
  • Shino Kohsaki
    • 2
  • Kei Kubota
    • 2
  • Akihiko Nishioka
    • 2
  • Shoji Yoshida
    • 2
  • Naoshige Tochika
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNoichi Central HospitalTakyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Program of Tumor Biology and Regulation, Kochi Medical SchoolKochi UniversityKochiJapan

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