Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2014 Jun;17(2):85-89. 10.14475/kjhpc.2014.17.2.85.

A Case of a Huge Mass Due to Pleural Metastasis and Management of Dyspnea in a Patient with Terminal Breast Cancer

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. nariflower@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Pleural metastasis from breast cancer is a common manifestation. While pleural effusion is the most frequent finding, it is relatively rare for pleural nodularity and plaque that do not accompany pleural effusion. We report a patient with a rapidly growing huge pleural mass without pleural effusion caused by breast cancer. The patient was treated for severe dyspnea caused by the pleural mass. Along with the case report, we performed a systematic review of management of dyspnea in terminal cancer patients.

Keyword

Pleural neoplasms; Breast neoplasms; Dyspnea

MeSH Terms

Breast Neoplasms*
Dyspnea*
Humans
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Neoplasms
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