Invasive Papillary Carcinoma of Male Breast: A Case Report 407-408
Dr. Lucy Pattanayak, 490/B, Santa Sahi, Canal Road, Bajrakabati, Cuttack - 753001, Orissa, India.
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Background: Male breast cancer represents less than 1% of all cancers in men. Even in females, invasive papillary carcinoma of the breast is a rare morphological type.
Case: A 60 year old male presented with a lump in the left breast. There were no palpable nodes in the axillae or supraclavicular region. Aspiration cytology revealed clusters of cells arranged in a papillary configuration, suggestive of a papillary lesion of the breast. A simple mastectomy was done, and the histopathology revealed columnar cells arranged in clusters. There was evidence of stromal invasion. One year after completion of treatment, he is asymptomatic and stable.
Conclusion:Papillary carcinoma of the breast is extremely rare. The invasiveness and differential diagnosis must be studied from the histopathology specimen.