Case Report

Breast Cancer

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 102-107

First online:

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

  • Shinsuke TakenoAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu HospitalDepartment of Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine Email author 
  • , Nobuyuki KikuchiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu Hospital
  • , Takashi MiuraAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu Hospital
  • , Kentaro AnamiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu Hospital
  • , Yoshiaki TakahashiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu Hospital
  • , Takafumi HashimotoAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu Hospital
  • , Toshihiko MorogaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Shinbeppu HospitalDepartment of Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine
  • , Shin-ichiro AkizukiAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Shinbeppu Hospital
  • , Mirei KameiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine
    • , Shuji SuehiroAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine
    • , Shin-ichi YamashitaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine
    • , Katsunobu KawaharaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery II, Oita University Faculty of Medicine

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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 carcinoma Nipple Male Gastric cancer