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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 396-8

Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast (carcinosarcoma variant) : a case report.


Department of Pathology, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra. rajuwilk_ngp@sancharnet

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A Patrikar
Department of Pathology, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra. rajuwilk_ngp@sancharnet

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A case of a female patient aged 60 yrs, with metaplastic carcinoma of the breast which is a rare neoplasm is presented. Although it is a tumor of the ductal type, the predominant component of the neoplasm has an appearance other than glandular pattern and more in keeping with other cell types. Metaplastic carcinoma runs a very aggressive course and bears an unfavourable prognosis.


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