IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 22 / Issue 2 / pii/2001130

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report

Appraisal of imprint cytology in the diagnosis of mucinous carcinoma of the breast: a case report

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1 Department of Pathology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2 Department of Cytology, Regional Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Greece
3 Department of Radiology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
4 2nd Department of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2001, 22(2), 131–133;
Published: 10 April 2001

A case of mucinous carcinoma of the breast is reported in a female aged 71 years. On gross examination of the left mastectomy specimen two relatively well-circumscribed masses with a gelatinous cut surface were found. Touch imprint cytology was consi­stent with a low-grade malignancy and histologic and histochemical examination revealed a mucinous carcinoma. Careful prospective correlation between the cytological appearances of cells in imprints and the subsequent histopathology may lead to a more precise cytodiagnosis of a tumor associated with a comparative good prognosis.

Mucinous carcinoma
Imprint cytology
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