Metaplastic Carcinoma of Breast with Extensive Chondroid Differentiation: A Case Report with Review of Literature ED11-ED13
Dr. Tanu Agrawal,
Post Graduate, Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nithyananda Nagar Post
Deralakatte, Mangalore-575018, India.
Metaplastic carcinoma of breast (MBC) is a rare and aggressive type of invasive breast cancer. As it encompasses a variety of distinct histopathologic designations, diagnostic challenges abound. We present a case report of metaplastic carcinoma with extensive chondroid differentiation. This case merits presentation because of its rarity and difficulty to diagnose, especially if the tumour is composed mainly of sarcomatous elements. Standard chemotherapy regimes are ineffective against MBC. The prognosis of MBC is poor in comparison to classical invasive breast cancer. Data focusing on MBC is limited due to its rare incidence.