Primary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast

Radiologic and pathologic findings

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Abstract

Some breast neoplasms are classified as primary neuroendocrine carcinomas because they are positive for neuroendocrine markers. Although neuroendocrine carcinomas can originate from various organs of the body, primary neuroendocrine carcinomas of the breast are extremely rare. The diagnosis of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast can only be made if nonmammary sites are confidently excluded or if an in situ component can be found. Here we report a primary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNL) involving the left breast. Breast ultrasonography revealed a lobulated, heterogeneous, low-echoic mass in the left breast, and the lesion ap-peared as a well-defined, highly-enhancing mass on a chest computed tomography scan. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy was performed on the mass, and primary LCNC was confirmed by histopathologic examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118-1120
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Large Cell Carcinoma
Breast
Mammary Ultrasonography
Large-Core Needle Biopsy
Thorax
Tomography
Breast Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Tomography
  • Ultrasonography
  • X-Ray computed

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  • Medicine(all)

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