A case of paraneoplastic autoimmune pancreatitis: Mini-review of paraneoplastic syndromes in breast cancer

Lazaros Lekakis, Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos, Gabriel Fakinos, Christos Panopoulos, Maria Theochari, George Koumakis, Stamatina Demiri, Anna Efremidis

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Abstract

Breast cancer (BC), the most common type of cancer in women of the Western world, is often associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS). Autoimmune pancreatitis is a recently recognized entity belonging to the spectrum of IgG4-related systemic diseases, which are characterized by target-organ plasmacytic infiltration and fibrosis. In this report we review PNS associated with BC and we present the first case of BC-associated autoimmune pancreatitis as well as its successful management with steroids and immunosuppressive BC-tailored chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3311-3314
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer research
Volume32
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Case report
  • Paraneoplastic autoimmune pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Lekakis, L., Tryfonopoulos, D., Fakinos, G., Panopoulos, C., Theochari, M., Koumakis, G., Demiri, S., & Efremidis, A. (2012). A case of paraneoplastic autoimmune pancreatitis: Mini-review of paraneoplastic syndromes in breast cancer. Anticancer research, 32(8), 3311-3314.