Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Breast Cancer. 1998 Apr 25;5(2):171-173.

Lipid-Secreting Carcinoma of the Breast: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Author information

  • 1Department of Pathology, Factulty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Kagoshima 890, Japan.


A case of lipid-secreting carcinoma in the right breast of a 78-year-old Japanese woman is reported. Light microscopy revealed solid alveolar proliferation in the majority of tumor cells, which had abundant foamy cytoplasm. A variable amount of neutral lipid was identified in the cytoplasm of the tumor cells by Sudan III staining and electron microscopy. This case is reported along with a discussion of other cases of lipid-secreting or lipid-rich carcinoma that have been reported in the international literature.

[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center