Inflammatory mammary carcinoma (IMC) is a specific type of rare, very aggressive, and highly metastatic mammary cancer in both human beings and dogs. A 10-year-old female spayed Shih Tzu dog was diagnosed with secondary IMC. At necropsy, brain metastasis of mammary neoplastic cells was observed in tissues of the cerebrum and cerebellum. Metastases were also found in other distant organs such as heart, lung, liver, spleen, and inguinal lymph node. There is limited data about the metastasis of IMC and its pattern. The current report of IMC with brain metastases contributes to the understanding of metastatic IMC.
- inflammatory mammary carcinoma