Lessons learned from an unusual case of inflammatory breast cancer

Andrew M. Harrison, Benjamin Zendejas, Shahzad M. Ali, Jeffrey Scow, David R. Farley

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Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare breast malignancy that is associated with poor long-term outcomes despite aggressive surgical and chemotherapeutic interventions. We recently treated a 56-year-old woman with right-sided IBC and biopsy-proven cutaneous metastases to her back and left breast. She underwent chemotherapy, bilateral modified radical mastectomy, and radiation therapy. One year after diagnosis, she is currently disease-free based on positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging and repeat skin biopsies. To provide insight into the management of IBC, we present this interesting case with a reflection on important lessons to be learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-354
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of surgical education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Education

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