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Table 2 Treatment and outcome of metastases to the breast

From: Metastatic disease to the breast: the Washington University experience

Primary malignancy Breast Imaging BI-RADS category Other metastases Diagnostic Modality Breast Surgical Treatment Excision margins Local recurrence
Melanoma MMG, U/S 4 Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Melanoma MMG, U/S 5 Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Thyroid MMG 4 Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Lung (small cell) MMG, U/S 5 Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Lung (neuroendocrine) MMG, U/S 4 Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Tongue MMG 5 Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Kidney None N/A Widespread CNB None N/A N/A
Melanoma MMG, U/S 4 Locoregional Excision Excision Negative Yes
Melanoma None N/A No Excision Excision, ALND Negative Yes
Melanoma None N/A No Excision MRM Negative No
Melanoma None N/A Widespread FNA Excision Negative No
Thyroid MMG, U/S 6 Widespread Excision Excision Negative Yes
Thyroid MMG, U/S 3 Widespread Excision Excision Negative No
Ovarian None N/A Widespread Excision Excision Positive No
Ovarian MMG, U/S 4 Widespread CNB MRM Negative No
Ovarian MMG, U/S 4 No Excision Excision Negative No
Lung (neuroendocrine) MMG, U/S 4 Widespread CNB Excision Positive No
Lung (neuroendocrine) None N/A Widespread Excision Excision Negative Yes
  1. BI-RADS = Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System; MMG = mammogram; U/S = ultrasound; N/A = not available and/or applicable; FNA = fine needle aspiration biopsy; CNB = core needle biopsy; ALND = axillary lymph node dissection; MRM = modified radical mastectomy