Adenoid cystic carcinoma - A rare triple negative breast carcioma with excellent clincial outcome

Author : Shrinivas Somalwar, Sindhu Naidu

A 65 year old female presented to Osmania General Hospital with a history of swelling in the right Breast since 3 months. On palpation, the swelling was occupying the upper inner and outer quadrants. Clinically,a diagnosis of phyllodes tumor was made. Ultrasonography of breast swelling revealed a breast abscess. Fine needle aspiration cytology was attempted and a diagnosis of cystic lesion of breast was made. Simple mastectomy was carried out. Histopathological examination revealed a cystic tumor comprising of a cribriform pattern. Special stains and immunohistochemistry was helpful in final diagnosis of tumor as adenoid cystic carcinoma of breast.

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