Mixed Mucinous Male Breast Carcinoma: A Rare Histological Variant of a Rare DiseaseCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Badareesh Lakshminarayana,
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Male breast carcinoma is rare neoplasm, accounting for <1% of all diagnosed breast malignancy. Histologically, most often it is infiltrating ductal carcinoma and rarely mucinous carcinoma. A 73-year-old male presented with lump in right breast since six months. On examination a 5x5 cm hard, non tender lump fixed to overlying skin, with no right axillary lymphadenopathy. Incisional biopsy showed mixed mucinous carcinoma of breast. After investigations he underwent right modified radical mastectomy. Histopathology confirmed mixed mucinous carcinoma and infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Patient received adjuvant radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Mixed mucinous and infiltrating ductal carcinoma is extremely rare. Clinical stage and axillary lymph node status are of prognostic value.
Hormonal therapy, Infiltrating duct carcinoma, Modified radical mastectomy
Badareesh Lakshminarayana, Ankita Harijee, Prashanth Shetty, Rama Rani Krishna Bhat. MIXED MUCINOUS MALE BREAST CARCINOMA: A RARE HISTOLOGICAL VARIANT OF A RARE DISEASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Sep 22 ]; 12:PD06-PD07. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 26, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 30, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Apr 18, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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