THE INFREQUENT occurrence of bilateral carcinoma of the breast in a living mother and daughter prompts this report.
Report of Cases
Case 1.—This patient (mother), aged 40, was admitted January 1935 at Presbyterian Hospital with the history of noting a mass in her left breast following a blow by her child's head on Dec 7, 1934. Examination revealed a firm, irregular, freely movable 3 × 3-cm mass in the upper inner quadrant of the left breast. It was not adherent to the normal skin nor to the pectoral fascia. A nodular area of breast tissue was noted below this mass. The axilla and supraclavicular nodes were clinically normal. Results of the remainder of her physical examination, x-ray study of her chest and skeleton, and laboratory examinations were normal.On Jan 3, 1935, a frozen section of a surgical biopsy of the right breast revealed a carcinoma. Cystic mastitis was diagnosed
Smith BC. Bilateral Carcinoma of the Breast in Living Mother and Daughter: A Report of Cases. Arch Surg. 1968;97(4):590–591. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1968.01340040086016
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