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Secretory carcinoma of breast in a 17-year-old male.

Kavalakat AJ, Covilakam RK, Culas TB - World J Surg Oncol (2004)

Bottom Line: Only a few cases have been reported in the literature.We report here a case in a 17-year old male presenting with recurrent breast swelling.Surgery in form of mastectomy with axillary clearance is the treatment of choice.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala, India. alfiejose@sancharnet.in

ABSTRACT

Background: Secretory carcinoma of the male breast (juvenile carcinoma) is a rare neoplasm. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature.

Case report: We report here a case in a 17-year old male presenting with recurrent breast swelling.

Conclusions: Though considered an indolent neoplasm, secretory carcinoma does metastasise to lymph nodes and recur after local excision. Surgery in form of mastectomy with axillary clearance is the treatment of choice.

No MeSH data available.


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Photomicrograph showing cells arranged in glandular pattern with eosinophilic secretion within lumen (Haematoxylin and Eosin × 100)
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Figure 2: Photomicrograph showing cells arranged in glandular pattern with eosinophilic secretion within lumen (Haematoxylin and Eosin × 100)

Mentions: Microscopic examination showed a neoplasm composed of cells arranged in glandular patterns with eosinophilic secretion within the lumen (figure 2). The tumour cells showed intra cytoplasmic lumen-formation with secretion (figure 3). The secretion was Periodic acid- Schiff (PAS) positive and diastase resistant material (figure 4). The cells showed only mild nuclear pleomorphism and no mitotic activity; however areas of necrosis were seen. The neoplasm was seen invading the overlying nipple and the posterior resected margin was free. A diagnosis of secretory carcinoma of the breast was made.


Secretory carcinoma of breast in a 17-year-old male.

Kavalakat AJ, Covilakam RK, Culas TB - World J Surg Oncol (2004)

Photomicrograph showing cells arranged in glandular pattern with eosinophilic secretion within lumen (Haematoxylin and Eosin × 100)
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Figure 2: Photomicrograph showing cells arranged in glandular pattern with eosinophilic secretion within lumen (Haematoxylin and Eosin × 100)
Mentions: Microscopic examination showed a neoplasm composed of cells arranged in glandular patterns with eosinophilic secretion within the lumen (figure 2). The tumour cells showed intra cytoplasmic lumen-formation with secretion (figure 3). The secretion was Periodic acid- Schiff (PAS) positive and diastase resistant material (figure 4). The cells showed only mild nuclear pleomorphism and no mitotic activity; however areas of necrosis were seen. The neoplasm was seen invading the overlying nipple and the posterior resected margin was free. A diagnosis of secretory carcinoma of the breast was made.

Bottom Line: Only a few cases have been reported in the literature.We report here a case in a 17-year old male presenting with recurrent breast swelling.Surgery in form of mastectomy with axillary clearance is the treatment of choice.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala, India. alfiejose@sancharnet.in

ABSTRACT

Background: Secretory carcinoma of the male breast (juvenile carcinoma) is a rare neoplasm. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature.

Case report: We report here a case in a 17-year old male presenting with recurrent breast swelling.

Conclusions: Though considered an indolent neoplasm, secretory carcinoma does metastasise to lymph nodes and recur after local excision. Surgery in form of mastectomy with axillary clearance is the treatment of choice.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus