Nov 19, 2011

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of breast with ipsilateral axillary lymph node metastasis: An unusual case

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Bhaskar MitraAshok Maiti

Abstract

Pure squamous cell carcinoma of the breast [SCCB] is rare. We report a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of breast with ipsilateral axillary lymph node metastasis in a 58year old woman. It is a breast carcinoma entirely composed of metaplastic squamous cells that may be keratinized, non-keratinized or spindled. The pure squamous cell carcinoma usually present with central cystic cavity, which we found in our case, also supported by immunohistochemical evidence. Although a rare breast cancer subtype, SCCB is of considerable interest due to its pathological heterogeneity and differences in clinical behavior and less reported occurrence of nodal metastasis.

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Necrosis
Squamous Epithelial Cell
Immunologic Adjuvants
Adjuvant
Neoplasms
Right Breast
Primary Malignant Neoplasm
Entire Axillary Lymph Node
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Receptors, Progesterone

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