Tumor Recurrence of Breast Cancer Associated with Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Septic Shock: Case Report

Michele Paula dos Santos *

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Lucas Leão Santoro

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Gabrielle de Souza Castanho

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Renata Baumann Simões

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Italo Trois Maestri

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

William Gustavo Dreissig

Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Rio Grande, FURG, Rio Grande, Brazil.

Carolina Hack Alves

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Carolina Boeira Soares

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Carlos Augusto Treviso

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Luane Pereira Gomes

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Raquel Silveira de Maman

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Bárbara Adelmann de Lima

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Fernanda Bercht Merten

School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa

Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Graduate Program in Medicine and Health Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Rafaela Siviero Caron-Lienert

Department of Medicine and Health Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Nutrition Undergraduate Course at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS and Clinical Nutritionist at the Private Clinic of Clinical Nutrition, Brazil.

Miriam Viviane Baron

Department of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: Breast cancer is a malignant neoplasm caused by disordered clonal proliferation of breast  cells, resulting from the influence of hormonal exposure or inherited susceptible genes.

Case Presentation: The present report is about a female patient with comorbidities, such as systemic arterial hypertension and depression, and with a previous history of breast cancer in 2008 and 2009 and underwent a mastectomy in 2015. She was admitted for investigation of tumor recurrence, and was diagnosed with a primary breast tumor, estrogen and progesterone receptor, which gave rise to a series of complications, culminating in septic shock and fatal outcome.

Discussion: According to the Global Cancer Observatory, breast cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm in the world.

Conclusion: The importance of cancer patients, especially those with breast tumors, is emphasized to maintain follow-up after undergoing surgical treatment for removal of the tumor and subsequent remission of the disease, since the early intervention of any complication is related to greater survival and better quality of life.

Keywords: Breast neoplasms, recurrence, neoplasm metastasis, septic shock


How to Cite

Santos, M. P. dos, Santoro, L. L., Castanho, G. de S., Simões, R. B., Maestri, I. T., Dreissig, W. G., Alves, C. H., Soares, C. B., Treviso, C. A., Gomes, L. P., Maman, R. S. de, Lima, B. A. de, Merten, F. B., Costa, B. E. P. da, Caron-Lienert, R. S., & Baron, M. V. (2022). Tumor Recurrence of Breast Cancer Associated with Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Septic Shock: Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health, 5(1), 209–214. Retrieved from https://journalajcrmh.com/index.php/AJCRMH/article/view/142

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