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Breast Cancer. 2014 Mar;21(2):236-40. doi: 10.1007/s12282-010-0231-8. Epub 2010 Oct 27.

Primary amelanotic melanoma of the breast: combating a rare cancer.

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Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, dr_ahitagni@yahoo.co.in.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Malignant melanoma is the foremost cause of metastasis to the breast from extramammary solid neoplasm. However primary melanoma of the breast is a distinct rarity. Primary melanoma involves the skin and less commonly the glandular parenchyma of the breast.

METHOD:

We herein describe a case of primary amelanotic melanoma of the breast parenchyma in a 32-year-old female managed with a combination of surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy and immunotherapy.

CONCLUSION:

This case report aims to increase awareness of unusual neoplasms of the breast which might require a different surgical and adjuvant therapeutic approach.

PMID:
20978954
DOI:
10.1007/s12282-010-0231-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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