Journal of Coloproctology (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 2237-9363
BALSAMO, Flávia; LIMA, Rafael Ferreira Correia; BATITSTA, Rodrigo Rocha and FORMIGA, Galdino José Sitonio. Intestinal obstruction due to malign breast neoplasm and peritoneal carcinomatosis: a case report. J. Coloproctol. (Rio J.) [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.2, pp.188-192. ISSN 2237-9363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2237-93632012000200016.
Peritoneal carcinomatosis due to breast cancer is rare and gastrointestinal tract involvement is also unusual. Symptoms are unspecific and can begin many years after the primary tumor. Investigation of carcinomatosis origin is mandatory as breast cancer carcinomatosis can relieve partially or totally with chemo and hormonal therapy. A case of colonic obstruction due to carcinomatosis secondary to breast cancer is reported, emphasizing its diagnostic aspects and treatment.
Keywords : intestinal obstruction; secondary; breast neoplasms; carcinoma; abdomen; acute.