| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 26(6); 1994 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1994;26(6): 980-984.
유방의 분비성암 1 예 보고
신세원, 김동석, 김기권
A Case of Secretory Carcinoma of the Breast
Sei One Shin, Dong Sug Kim, Ki Kwon Kim
Secretory carcinoma of the breast is a rare tumor which has unique pathological features such as large amount of intracellular and extracellular secretian and granular eosinophilic cytoplasm. Moreover axillary nodal metastasis at initial presentation is a rarer conditian. We report a case of secretory carcinoma of the breast with axillary nodal metastasis which occurred in a 29-year-old woman. The involved breast was radiologically unremarkable but enlargement of ipsilateral axillary lymph node was demonstrated. Cytological examination of nipple discharge and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of axillary nodal lesion were diagnosed as ductal carcinoma and metastatic carcinoma of axillary lymph node from primary breast cancer. Traditionally surgery has been standard treatment and extended simple mastectomy was the most appropriate treatment. In this case axillary nodal metastasis was unusual presentation, and modified radical mastectomy (Patey's operation) with axillary node dissection was performed. Final histopathological examination confirmed secretory carcinoma with invasion of underlying fascia and metastatic axillary lymph nodes, all the three removed nodes. Postop- erative radiotherapy and systemic multiagents chemotherapy were administered. To our knowledge this is the first case of a secretory carcinoma in our institution and we re- port this case with review of literature.
Key words: Secretory carcinoma, Multimodality treatment
Editorial Office
Korean Cancer Association
Room 1824, Gwanghwamun Officia
92 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03186, Korea
TEL: +82-2-3276-2410   FAX: +82-2-792-1410   E-mail: journal@cancer.or.kr
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © Korean Cancer Association.                 Developed in M2PI