Primary anaplastic lymphoma kinase-negative anaplastic large-cell lymphoma of the breast in a male patient

Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The British journal of radiology (Impact Factor: 2.03). 04/2012; 85(1012):e79-82. DOI: 10.1259/bjr/23296454
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Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is an extremely rare lymphoma subtype. We describe the mammographic and ultrasonographic findings in a 51-year-old male patient who suffered from a palpable lump caused by this rare disease.

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