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Tumori. 2006 Mar-Apr;92(2):188-90.

Report on a case of breast sarcoma metastatic to the axillary lymph nodes.

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  • 1Division of Breast Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.


Breast sarcoma is a rare entity that accounts for less than 1% of all breast malignancies; it may spread by direct invasion and/or through the blood. Axillary lymph node involvement is extremely rare and usually associated with advanced-stage disease. In the surgical treatment of this neoplasm, complete axillary lymphadenectomy is important for the local clearance of the clinically involved lymph nodes. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman affected by follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the left breast. Six months after breast surgery she developed an axillary metastasis from the same disease.

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