Ratish Karn1*, Abhijeet Kumar2, Suresh Prasad Shah3 and Rakesh Gupta4
1Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
2Assistant professor, Department of surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
3Additional Professor, Department of Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
4Professor, Department of surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Ratish Karn, Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal.
Received: November 10, 2020; Published: December 22, 2020
Metaplastic (carcinosarcomas) carcinomas of breast are a heterogenous group of malignant tumours in which part or all of the carcinomatous epithelium is transforrmed into a nonglandular growth process. We report herein a 71-year-old female who came to us with progressive painless lump in her right breast behind the nipple-areolar complex for 5 months. She had undergone FNAC(Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) as well as Core biopsy multiple times; and each time it was reported as inflammatory mass only. Core wide local excision followed by mammoplasty was performed and histopathology reported it as metaplastic carcinoma with mesenchymal differentiation.
Though there are already few cases well described in Literature about metaplastic cancer, this paper describes the challenge of FNAC or Core biopsy to sub-classify breast mass.
Keywords: Metaplastic Carcinoma; Mesenchymal Differentiation; Breast Lump
Citation: Ratish Karn. “Metaplastic Breast Cancer - A Difficult Diagnosis Even on Histology”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.1 (2021): 70-72.
Copyright: © 2021 Ratish Karn. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.