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Male breast carcinoma- with numerous histological patterns - an interesting case report


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Case Report

Author Details : Sankappa P. Sinhasan*, Subashini R, Ramachandra V Bhat

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 173-176


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Abstract

Male Breast Carcinoma (MBC) is a rare condition accounting for <1> risk factor includes hormonal imbalance, Klinefelter syndrome, testicular disorders, radiation exposure,
alcoholism and antiandrogenic medication. MBC clinically manifests as painless palpable mass sometimes
masquerading gynecomastia. Compared with female breast cancer, male breast carcinoma presents slightly
older age at diagnosis with large tumor size and most of the tumors hormone receptor positive. We
come across chronic alcoholic male presented with fungating growth over left breast. Cytology revealed
neuroendocrine type of infiltrating ductal carcinoma cells, whereas biopsy showed various histological
patterns in sections from different areas making this case interesting one. Immunohistochemically, it was
positive for estrogen and progesterone receptor but negative for Her2neu marker.

Keywords: Male Breast Carcinoma, Comedocarcinoma, Neuroendocrine, Cribriform, Schirrous, Mucinous.

Doi : 10.18231/j.achr.2020.036

How to cite : Sinhasan S P, Subashini R, Bhat R V, Male breast carcinoma- with numerous histological patterns - an interesting case report. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2020;5(2):173-176

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