Male inflammatory breast cancer

J. J. Spigel, W. Phil Evans, M. D. Grant, T. G. Langer, P. A. Krakos, D. K. Wise

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Abstract

A case of a 48-year-old male with an inflammatory breast cancer is used to illustrate this uncommon malignancy. The physical examination of thickening and erythema made the clinical diagnosis. Mammographic findings of increased density in the right breast with coarsened stroma and an underlying mass confirmed the clinical findings. The sonographic evaluation revealed a 2-cm ill-defined hypoechoic mass. The pathologic examination of the mastectomy specimen showed an infiltrating duct cell carcinoma with lobular features. Male breast cancer afflicts 1500 men each year. Clinically it must be differentiated from gynecomastia, a much more common and benign condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Breast Cancer
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2001

Keywords

  • Male breast cancer
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Spigel, J. J., Phil Evans, W., Grant, M. D., Langer, T. G., Krakos, P. A., & Wise, D. K. (2001). Male inflammatory breast cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer, 2(2), 153-155. https://doi.org/10.3816/CBC.2001.n.020