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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 344-346

Case Report

Invasive cribriform carcinoma of male breast- a rare case report

Archana V.1, Bhavani K.2, Shanmugasamy K.3, Dhananjay Shrikant Kotasthane4

1Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Ariyur, Pondicherry-605102, INDIA.

2Assistant professor, 3Assistant professor, 4Professor, Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry-607402, INDIA.



Breast cancer in males are uncommon, accounting to less than 1% of all breast cancers and less than 1.5% of all malignancies in men. We report a case of 70 years old male patient who came with complaints of painless swelling in the left breast and axillary region. Patient was advised Fine needle aspiration cytology from the swelling in the left axillary region. Fine needle aspiration cytology from the left axillary region revealed metastatic carcinoma of breast. Modified radical mastectomy was done and the specimen was sent for histopathological examination. He was diagnosed to have invasive cribriform ductal carcinoma based on histology. Periodic Acid Schiff was done to differentiate it from other mimickers like adenoid cystic carcinoma and cribriform ductal carcinoma in situ. Male breast carcinoma is an uncommon entity. Subtyping is important to determine the prognosis. Invasive cribriform ductal carcinoma has a good prognosis after complete surgical removal. We are sending this case report of Invasive cribriform carcinoma of male breast for publication because of its rare occurrence.