Secretory carcinoma of the breast

Mi Hye Paeng, Hye Young Choi, Sun Hee Sung, Byung In Moon, Sung Shine Shim

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Abstract

Secretory carcinoma of the breast is a rare but histologically distinct variant of invasive ductal carcinoma that has an indolent growth pattern and a more favorable prognosis than that of typical ductal carcinoma. We present the imaging and histopathologic findings of a case of this tumor that initially manifested as a palpable mass in the left breast of a 31-year-old woman. It appeared sonographically as a round, well-circumscribed but microlobulated hypoechoic solid mass. Secretory carcinoma of the breast may resemble other well-circumscribed breast carcinomas as well as some benign masses, including fibroadenomas. Breast imagers should be aware of this rare tumor's nonspecific imaging features and clinical implications when making a differential diagnosis of solid breast masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Percutaneous needle biopsy
  • Secretory carcinoma
  • Ultrasonography

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