Misdiagnosis of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma - A Potential Threat


Introduction: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a rare clinical entity.Very less data is available in Pakistan on PNETs.Common metastatic sites are liver, lung and brain Reports involving metastasis to breast are almost negligible.

Aim(s): Breast carcinoma is on rise in Pakistan and misdiagnosis can be fatal.We report a case of a woman with a history of pancreatic PNET, misdiagnosed as primary breast cancer.

Materials and methods: A 40-year old woman enrolled from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore.She underwent lumpectomy of her left breast, which was misdiagnosed as a triple negative, apocrine carcinoma of the breast. Clinical history was overlooked at that time.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author:

Authors: Athar A,

Keywords: Breast Carcinoma, PNETs, Misdiagnosis,

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