The chameleon breast cancer

Breast ductal carcinoma to Metaplastic carcinoma-A change in cancer morphology

Chik Ian, Norlia Abdullah, Azyani Yahaya

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Abstract

Metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC) is a rare malignancy and represents 1% of all newly diagnosed breast cancers. The cellular components of MBC may consist of mesenchymal, epithelial or poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, or a mix of two cell lineage. In comparison, infiltrating ductal carcinoma originates from ductal cells. In this is a case report, we describe a patient diagnosed of metaplastic breast carcinoma, which developed over a mastectomy scar of a patient with previous infiltrating ductal carcinoma. We discuss the possible pathophysiology of developing two different types of breast cancer as we believe this is a first occurrence ever reported, with an unknown pathophysiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Chronicles
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Metaplastic
  • Transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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The chameleon breast cancer : Breast ductal carcinoma to Metaplastic carcinoma-A change in cancer morphology. / Ian, Chik; Abdullah, Norlia; Yahaya, Azyani.

In: Surgical Chronicles, Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.01.2018, p. 191-193.

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