Metaplastic carcinoma breast: A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Supriya Verma, Lekshmi Vijayamohanan, Sarita Asotra*

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 409-412

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Metaplastic carcinoma of breast is rare variant of breast carcinoma with varying histology and a generally poor prognosis depending on the histological subtype in addition to classical prognostic factors. It’s triple negative status further compounds the poor clinical behaviour of these carcinomas. While the pathogenesis is unknown, various theories have been proposed. A predilection for late distant metastases warrants a close follow up of these patients.

We report a case of a 43-year-old lady who presented with a breast lump and on histopathology, metaplastic carcinoma breast (Ductal carcinoma with matrix producing mesenchymal tumor) was diagnosed. With no definite consensus on treatment protocols, awareness of this histological entity and the accurate diagnosis of the same is important.

Keywords: Breast, Metaplastic carcinoma, Sarcomatous, Nipple, Ductal.

How to cite : Verma S, Vijayamohanan L, Asotra S, Metaplastic carcinoma breast: A case report. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2021;8(3):409-412

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Article History

Received : 07-12-2020

Accepted : 26-04-2021

Available online : 14-08-2021

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