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J Breast Cancer. 2012 Jun;15(2):248-51. doi: 10.4048/jbc.2012.15.2.248. Epub 2012 Jun 28.

Synchronous bilateral male breast cancer: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

Synchronous bilateral breast cancer is extremely rare in men and has not, up to date, been reported in Korea. A 54-year-old man presented with a palpable mass in the right breast. The right nipple was retracted and bilateral axillary accessory breasts and nipples were present. On physical examination, a 2 cm-sized mass was palpated directly under the right nipple, and, with squeezing, bloody discharge developed in a single duct of the left nipple. There was no palpable mass in the left breast, and axillary lymph nodes were not palpable. Physical examination of external genitalia revealed a unilateral undescended testis on the left side. Synchronous bilateral breast cancer was diagnosed using mammography, ultrasonography, and core-needle biopsy. Histopathological examination revealed invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast and ductal carcinoma in situ in the left breast. Bilateral total mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and excision of accessory breasts in the axilla were performed.

KEYWORDS:

Breast; Male; Synchronous neoplasms

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PMC3395751
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