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Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov;27(8):1188.e9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2013.01.016. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

Male breast cancer manifesting as cephalic vein thrombosis.

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  • 1Department of Medical and Surgical Science, University Magna Gracia of Catanzaro, Viale Europa, Localit√† Germaneto, Catanzaro, Italy. Electronic address: rserra@unicz.it.


Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease with a low annual prevalence in Western countries. Venous thromboembolism may be associated during malignancy of the breast. We report a 70-year-old man who presented with superficial vein thrombosis of right upper limb that predicted the diagnosis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma. Key issues surrounding the diagnosis, treatment, and relationship between breast cancer and venous disorders are discussed. Breast cancer and venous thromboembolism are 2 conditions that are often correlated more than expected, and attention to the combination of these clinical presentations is required.

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