Encysted variant of papillary carcinoma breast associated with DCIS – a rare case report
World Journal of Pathology 2016, 5:1
Encysted variant of papillary
carcinoma (EPC) is a rare malignancy accounting for 0.5% - 1% of all breast
cancers. It is more frequent in elderly postmenopausal women. Patient presents
with a lump in the breast, with or without bloody nipple discharge.
A 60 yrs old
female presented with lump in the breast. USG andFNAC findings was inconclusive. So, surgical
excision of the cyst along with that surrounding tissue was removed.
Histopathologically, a diagnosis of encysted papillary carcinoma of the breast
associated with DCIS was made.
The residual palpable
mass after a bloody aspirate at FNA is a strong indicator of carcinoma in cystic
lesions of the breast.
carcinoma, invasive carcinoma