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

말기 유방암 환자에서 발생한 흉막 전이에 의한 거대 종양 1예와 호흡곤란의 치료

  • Lee, Na Ri (Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School)
  • 이나리 (전북대학교 의학전문대학원 내과학교실)
  • Received : 2014.01.09
  • Accepted : 2014.04.16
  • Published : 2014.06.01


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.


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