Hepatic breast cancer dissemination after an iatrogenic hepatic laceration during talc pleurodesis: a case report
Bosch-Barrera J, Espinós J [SP].
Department of Oncology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Universidad de Navarra, Calle Pío XII 36, 31008, Pamplona, Spain.
Magazine: International Archives of Medicine
Date: May 1, 2010Breast Cancer Area Medical Oncology
Talc pleurodesis is an effective treatment for malignant pleural effusion. We present a case of an asymptomatic hepatic laceration that occurred during pleurodesis in a breast cancer patient and led to hepatic tumor dissemination.
Pleurodesis is a relatively safe procedure, although previous studies have described malignant invasion of scar tissue.
To our knowledge, this is the first case report of tumor spread due to a liver puncture during talc pleurodesis in a breast cancer patient.
CITATION Int Arch Med. 2010 May 6;3:6
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