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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003, pp. 377-378
Bioline Code: is03078
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003, pp. 377-378

 en Case Report - An unusual case of metaplastic breast carcinoma (sarcomatoid variant)
Kiran Alam, Veena Maheshwari, Hasan Harris, Ghazala Mehdi


We present a case of a female aged 40 years with metaplastic carcinoma of the breast, which is a rare neoplasm. Although it is a tumour of the ductal type the predominant component of the neoplasm has an appearance other than epithelial or glandular and more in keeping with other cell types. Metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma runs a very aggressive course metastasizing more frequently via the blood stream than the lymphatics and bears an unfavourable prognosis for the patient

Metaplastic carcinoma, Neoplasm, Breast.

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