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288 A rare case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis to male breast
  1. S Sakhri1,
  2. M Bouheni1,
  3. O Addouni2,
  4. R Chargui1 and
  5. K Rahal1
  1. 1Slah Azaiez institut, surgicaldepartment, Tunis,Tunisia, Tunisia
  2. 2Salah Azaiez Institut, Pathologydepartment, Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia


Introduction Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare malignancy with an incidence of 0.5–2 per 100,000 in Europe and the United States, it almost occur in young and middle-aged adults, the incidence is higher in the Chinese and Tunisian population

Case Report A 41-year-old male presented in March 2019 with a lump in the right upper neck region, which had been growing for four months. Physical examination identified multiple circular lumps, which were palpable on the right upper third of the neck on the sternocleidomastoid (facies medialis).Examination of the head and neck by computed tomography (CT) showed thickening of the soft tissues of the right wall of the nasopharynx and bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy with a maximum node size of ~9×1.5 cm, also it identified a suspect mass in the rignt breast. The patient underwent then a Breast ultrasound that showed a two aval shaped micolobulated hypoechoic mass without spiculations measuring respectively 10 mm and 12 mm located in the upper outer quadrant and behind the nipple of the right breast, associated with right axillary lymph node. Our patient underwent an ultrasound-guided biopsy, the histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of breast metastasis.

In conclusion, the present case confirmed that NPC may also metastasize to breast male. Although, there is no established guideline for the treatment, a multidisciplinary approach is always beneficial to the patient.

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