Breast Cancer

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 102–107

Basal cell carcinoma of the nipple in male patients with gastric cancer recurrence: report of a case

Authors

    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
    • Department of Surgery IIOita University Faculty of Medicine
  • Nobuyuki Kikuchi
    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
  • Takashi Miura
    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
  • Kentaro Anami
    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
  • Yoshiaki Takahashi
    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
  • Takafumi Hashimoto
    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
  • Toshihiko Moroga
    • Department of SurgeryShinbeppu Hospital
    • Department of Surgery IIOita University Faculty of Medicine
  • Shin-ichiro Akizuki
    • Department of PathologyShinbeppu Hospital
  • Mirei Kamei
    • Department of Surgery IIOita University Faculty of Medicine
  • Shuji Suehiro
    • Department of Surgery IIOita University Faculty of Medicine
  • Shin-ichi Yamashita
    • Department of Surgery IIOita University Faculty of Medicine
  • Katsunobu Kawahara
    • Department of Surgery IIOita University Faculty of Medicine
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12282-010-0217-6

Cite this article as:
Takeno, S., Kikuchi, N., Miura, T. et al. Breast Cancer (2014) 21: 102. doi:10.1007/s12282-010-0217-6

Abstract

Although basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common dermatological malignancy arising from sun exposed skin, BCC of the nipple is extremely rare. To our knowledge only 34 cases have been reported. We report a 78-year-old man who was undergoing chemotherapy for liver metastasis of gastric cancer 1 year after surgery. The chief complaint was exudation and oozing from the nipple. A mass lesion was palpable and detected on mammography and enhanced computed tomography, and atypical cells were detected on cytological examination. Simple resection was performed because histopathological diagnosis of an intraoperative frozen section revealed BCC. Final pathological diagnosis was also BCC. The authors report this case and review the previous reports, and discuss the clinicopathologic characteristics and adequate treatment for this disease.

Keywords

Basal cell carcinomaNippleMaleGastric cancer

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