IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 23 / Issue 5 / pii/2002198

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Low and high grade mucoepidermoid carcinomas of the breast

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1 Departments of Gynaecology, Division of Gynaecological Oncology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium)
2 Department of Radiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium)
3 Depanment of Pathology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2002, 23(5), 423–425;
Published: 10 October 2002
Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a very rare primary tumour of the breast. Until now only 17 cases have been described in the lite­rature. Generally these malignancies have a good prognosis, especially if well differentiated. We report a case of low-grade which recurred as high-grade after 32 months. She also developed a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma in the other breast 12 years after her initial treatment. At present the patient is well without any sign of disease for 156 months. A literature review of this rare entity is presented.

Keywords
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Breast cancer
Pathology
Prognosis
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