Squamous cell carcinoma of the breast.
ABSTRACT Pure primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast is a rare disease, thus strict criteria should be applied when making such a diagnosis. Breast abscesses are a common presentation. We report a case of primary SCC of the breast in a 69-year-old woman in which the initial clinical impression was a breast abscess. She had an incision and drainage, and cytological and histological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma. A secondary source was excluded and the patient underwent mastectomy, which was followed by a local recurrence in 4 months.
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ABSTRACT: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast is an extremely rare form of cancer, accounting for approximately 0.04% of all malignant breast tumors. To date, only a limited number of cases of SCC of the breast have been reported, and most of them presented like the usual breast carcinomas. A 39-year-old woman presented with a large breast abscess and signs of sepsis. After surgical debridement of the lesion, histopathological examination of the abscess capsule revealed the presence of SCC of the breast. The definitive treatment for the tumor consisted of modified radical mastectomy with resection of the residual lesion in the right breast. This unusual case illustrates how an apparently benign disorder such as a breast abscess might be related to a clinically occult malignancy. A review of the literature on SCC of the breast is presented.São Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina 12/2011; 129(6):424-7. DOI:10.1590/S1516-31802011000600009 · 0.70 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: As an uncommon desease, pure primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast is a malign and aggressive tumoral lesion. A 47 year-old woman was admitted to our clinic complaining of mastalgy and a mass in her right breast. Ultrasound examinations revealed 4 cm heterogenic cystic mass. Wherefore the magnetic resonance imaging showed suspicious malignity, total excision of the mass was performed. Histopathologic examimation revealed squamous cell carcinoma.Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 04/2011; DOI:10.1007/s10911-011-9208-2 · 5.00 Impact Factor