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Open Access Case Report

Small cell carcinoma of the breast: case report

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1 Department of Pathology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
2 Department of Oncology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
3 Breast Surgery Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(2), 142–144;
Published: 10 April 2007
Abstract

Background: Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is a rare tumor with fewer than 30 cases reported in the literature. The reported age of incidence of mammary small cell carcinoma is similar to that of breast carcinoma of the usual types. Case: The clinicopathologic findings of a primary mammary small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma occurring in a 28-year-old female are presented with a review of pertinent literature. She was treated with lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest patient with primary small cell carcinoma of the breast reported in the English literature, indicating that these tumors occur in a wide age range.

Keywords
Small cell carcinoma
Neuroendocrine
Breast
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