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Korean J Radiol. 2015 Sep-Oct;16(5):1006-11. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2015.16.5.1006. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Sonography of Invasive Apocrine Carcinoma of the Breast in Five Cases.

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1
Department of Hospital Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea.
2
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea.
3
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the sonographic features of invasive apocrine carcinoma (IAC) of the breast.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This study included five pathologically proven cases of IAC, and their sonographic features were retrospectively analyzed according to the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon.

RESULTS:

All five lesions involved the left breast and were seen as irregularly shaped masses. All lesions, except one, had a parallel orientation to the chest wall. All five lesions showed noncircumscribed margins and heterogeneous echotexture; however, they showed various posterior features. One lesion had edema as an associated feature. Sonographic assessments were classified as BI-RADS category 4 in all five cases.

CONCLUSION:

Invasive apocrine carcinoma sonographic findings are difficult to differentiate from those of invasive ductal carcinoma of no special type.

KEYWORDS:

Breast; Invasive apocrine carcinoma; Sonography

PMID:
26357495
PMCID:
PMC4559771
DOI:
10.3348/kjr.2015.16.5.1006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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