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Malignant giant cell tumor of the breast associated with infiltrating duct carcinoma

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We present a case of a 59 year old female with a giant cell tumor (osteoclastoma) of the breast metastasizing to the lungs, the pleura, the thyroid gland and the myocardium. An infiltrating duct carcinoma was found at the margin of this breast tumor, but was absent from the metastases.

The gross and microscopic features of the lesions are described and the literature is briefly reviewed.

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Correspondence to Dr. Werner Inauen.

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Inauen, W., Gloor, F.J. Malignant giant cell tumor of the breast associated with infiltrating duct carcinoma. Virchows Arch. A Path. Anat. and Histol. 393, 359–364 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00430836

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Key words

  • Giant cell tumor
  • Osteoclastoma
  • Breast carcinoma
  • Giant cells