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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-76

Secondaries mimicking primary cancers of breast: A report of four cases

1 Department of Pathology, Sagar Dutta Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Pathology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pathology, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Anindya Adhikari
Basudevpur, P. O: Banipur, P. S- Sankrail, Howrah - 711 304, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_96_16

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Metastatic malignant tumors rarely affect the breast and constitute about 2% of all breast tumors. Herein, we report four such cases of metastatic breast neoplasms. All cases were initially diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Three of them showed features of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma and one had features of malignant melanoma. Later on, thorough clinical examination aided by ancillary investigations and finally confirmed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or immunocytochemistry disclosed actual diagnoses. Sigmoid colon, lung, and ovary were primary in the first three cases, respectively. In the last case, FNA confirmed the diagnosis to be malignant melanoma of foot as primary.

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