Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 398–401 | Cite as

Carcinosarcoma of Breast Mimicking Breast Abscess

  • Shahnawaz Muslim
  • Geeta PrasadEmail author
  • Izhar Alam
  • Shambhu Kumar Singh
  • Nasrin Nasrin
Case Report


Carcinosarcoma, a tumor having both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements, occurring in the breast, is a rare condition. The tumor consists of both epithelial and mesenchymal cell lines and tends to behave aggressively. It has clinical features like that of invasive breast carcinoma but sometimes there can be diagnostic confusion as it can mimic or present as breast abscess. Treatment is multimodal. Surgery plays the vital role. Post-op radiation and chemo are indicated. Hormone therapy is usually inapplicable as most of the time, it is hormone receptor negative.


Breast Carcinosarcoma Rare breast tumors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahnawaz Muslim
    • 1
  • Geeta Prasad
    • 2
    Email author
  • Izhar Alam
    • 3
  • Shambhu Kumar Singh
    • 4
  • Nasrin Nasrin
    • 5
  1. 1.Eiwa HospitalKatiharIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAIIMS All India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PathologyKatihar Medical College & HospitalKatiharIndia
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryKatihar Medical College & HospitalKatiharIndia
  5. 5.Katihar Medical College & HospitalKatiharIndia

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