OBJECTIVE: To review cases of male breast cancer. SETTINGS: Histopathology Section, Department of Pathology, The Aga Khan University, Karachi. METHOD: Fifty one cases of male breast cancer specimens, received during a period of 10 years, routinely processed and stained with Haematoxylin and Eosin were analyzed. Special stains and Immunohistochemistry were used in difficult cases. RESULTS: Male breast cancer affected individuals in the sixth and seventh decades of life with a mean age of 56.2 years. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) was the predominant type. Skin involvement was seen in 27.45% of the cases. Breast lump was the most common presenting symptom followed by skin ulceration. At the time of presentation 43.13% patients had a tumour size of more than 3 cm. CONCLUSION: Male breast cancer is a rare disease. Most of our findings correspond to the published local and international data.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2003|