The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 52–55 | Cite as

Secretory carcinoma of the breast in a Japanese woman

  • Rikiya Abe
  • Takayuki Masuda
Case Reports

Abstract

We report a case of secretory carcinoma of the breast in a 33 year old woman. Secretory carcinoma is a rare tumor and has distinctive pathological characteristics. This tumor usually occurs in children or adolescents. Modified radical mastectomy was carried out and the patient is doing well with no evidence of recurrence at 25 months later. Negative findings were obtained in the assay of estrogen and progesterone receptor.

Key Words

breast cancer secretory carcinoma of the breast 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Azzopardi JG. Problems in breast pathology, London, Philadelphia, Toronto WB Saunders, 1979; 320–322.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    McDivit RW, Stewart FW. Breast carcinoma in children. J Am Med Assoc 1966; 195: 388–390.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Norris HJ, Taylor HB. Carcinoma of the breast in women less than thirty years old. Cancer 1970; 26: 963–969.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Tavassoli FA, Norris HJ. Secretory carcinoma of the breast. Cancer 1980; 45: 2404–2413.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Oberman HA. Secretory carcinoma of the breast in adults. Am J Surg Pathol 1980; 4: 465–470.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Akhtar M, Robinson C, Ali MA, Godwin JT. Secretory carcinoma of the breast in adults. Light and electron microscopic study of three cases with a review of the literature. Cancer 1983; 51: 2245–2254.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Japan Surgical Society 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rikiya Abe
    • 1
  • Takayuki Masuda
    • 2
  1. 1.The Second Department of SurgeryTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan
  2. 2.The Second Department of PathologyTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

Personalised recommendations