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J Breast Health. 2014 Oct 1;10(4):248-249. doi: 10.5152/tjbh.2014.1940. eCollection 2014 Oct.

Carcinosarcoma of the Breast: Case Report.

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Clinic of General Surgery, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.


Carcinosarcoma of the breast represents less than 1% of primary breast mailgnancies. Both malign epithelial and malign mesenchymal elements exist together in the breast. A 59 year old postmenopausal women presents with a bloody nipple discharge and mass in breast. In left breast 2×1 cm mss detected and excisied. At pathological examination breast carcinosarcoma was detected. Then modified radical mastectomy was performed. Tumor measured 4×4×3.5 cm. Tumor cells were negative for estrogen, progesteron. C-erb-B2 was negative. There was no metastasis in axillary lymph node metastasis. Carcinosarcoma of breast is rare tumor. It mass be consider in diagnosis of patients with large breast mass.


Breast cancer; carcinosarcoma; metaplastic cancer

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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