Inflammatory Breast Cancer in a Very Young Genetically Susceptible Woman: Case Presentation in a Tumour Board Session, Discussion and Decision-Making

Sadaf Alipour (1), Leila Bayani (2), Akram Seifollahi (3)
(1) Breast Disease Research Center, TUMS, Iran, Islamic Republic of,
(2) Department of Radiology, Arash Women's Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of,
(3) Department of Pathology, Arash Women's Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract

Background: Inflammatory breast cancer is a very aggressive type of breast cancer which invades skin lymphatics. The standard treatment includes neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by modified radical mastectomy and postsurgical radiation. Preserving the skin or nipple are not considered reasonable due to the involvement of the dermal lymphatics and therefore skin sparing or nipplesparing mastectomy are not usually carried out for this type of breast cancer.


Case presentation: In this article, we present a case of inflammatory breast cancer in a very young woman who was positive for BRCA2 genes.


Question: The possibility to perform nipple sparing or skin sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction, and the indication for prophylactic contralateral mastectomy as discussed in the tumor board are presented in this article.


Conclusion: Neither of the more conservative techniques of mastectomy was appropriate for this case. Also, the prognosis of the patient mostly depends on the course of the ipsilateral tumor and prophylactic mastectomy would be wise only if the subsequent course of the disease is favourable.

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Sadaf Alipour
sadafalipour@yahoo.com (Primary Contact)
Leila Bayani
Akram Seifollahi
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Alipour S, Bayani L, Seifollahi A. Inflammatory Breast Cancer in a Very Young Genetically Susceptible Woman: Case Presentation in a Tumour Board Session, Discussion and Decision-Making. Arch Breast Cancer [Internet]. 2020 May 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];:59-64. Available from: https://www.archbreastcancer.com/index.php/abc/article/view/293

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