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


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 


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© 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

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