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Indian J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep;9(3):398-401. doi: 10.1007/s13193-018-0777-z. Epub 2018 May 19.

Carcinosarcoma of Breast Mimicking Breast Abscess.

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1
Eiwa Hospital, Gandhinagar, Katihar, Bihar 854105 India.
2
2Department of Surgery, AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India.
3
Department of Pathology, Katihar Medical College & Hospital, Katihar, Bihar 854105 India.
4
Department of Surgery, Katihar Medical College & Hospital, Katihar, Bihar 854105 India.
5
Katihar Medical College & Hospital, Katihar, Bihar 854105 India.

Abstract

Carcinosarcoma, a tumor having both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements, occurring in the breast, is a rare condition. The tumor consists of both epithelial and mesenchymal cell lines and tends to behave aggressively. It has clinical features like that of invasive breast carcinoma but sometimes there can be diagnostic confusion as it can mimic or present as breast abscess. Treatment is multimodal. Surgery plays the vital role. Post-op radiation and chemo are indicated. Hormone therapy is usually inapplicable as most of the time, it is hormone receptor negative.

KEYWORDS:

Breast; Carcinosarcoma; Rare breast tumors

PMID:
30288006
PMCID:
PMC6154365
[Available on 2019-09-01]
DOI:
10.1007/s13193-018-0777-z

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