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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2008 Sep;35(9):1599-602.

[A recurrent case of lipid-secreting carcinoma of the breast successfully treated with capecitabine].

[Article in Japanese]

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Dept. of Surgery, Yamaguchi Grand Medical Center.


We herein report a recurrent case of lipid-secreting carcinoma of the breast which was successfully treated with capecitabine. A 50-year-old female underwent a pectoralis-preserving mastectomy for left breast cancer in December 2002. The clinical staging of the disease was T2N1M0 (stage II B) and ER (-), PgR(-), HER2 (1+). Microscopic examinations revealed solid alveolar proliferation in the majority of the tumor cells, which had an abundant foamy cytoplasm. A variable amount of neutral lipid was also identified in the cytoplasm of the tumor cells by Sudan III staining. After the operation, the patient received two courses of systemic chemotherapy using docetaxel (60 mg/m(2)). In March 2004, she was diagnosed to have a recurrence in the thoracic wall. She received radiotherapy (total 50 Gy radiation), but it proved to be ineffective. In June 2004, treatment using capecitabine (2,400 mg/day) was therefore attempted. Two courses of the treatment resulted in a complete response of the tumor. The above patient has since continued to show a complete response with capecitabine for over 3.5 years.

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