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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1999;33(2): 137-140.
Intraductal Cystic Hypersecretory Carcinoma of the Breast: A case report.
Jin Haeng Chung, Seung Sook Lee, Jae Soo Koh, Kyung Ja Cho, Jong Inn Lee
1Department of Anatomic Pathology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul 139-706, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul 139-706, Korea.
The cystic hypersecretory duct carcinoma of the breast was first described in 1984 by Rosen and Scott and warrants separate discussion because of its unusual pathological features. It is morphologically distinguishable from juvenile (secretory) carcinoma and from mucinous (colloid) carcinoma or mucocele-like tumor. We present a case report of intraductal cystic hypersecretory carcinoma of the breast with hormone receptor and oncogene study. The histologic differential diagnosis, with an emphasis on benign lesions that may have a predominant cystic component, is also discussed.
Key Words: Breast neoplasms; Differential diagnosis; p53