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Breast malignant, males, children

Childhood tumors

Breast cancer in children

Reviewer: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 November 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2001-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Clinical features

● Rare; incidence of malignant pediatric breast tumors is 0.08 cases per 100K population
● Most common malignant breast lesions in children are metastases (Radiographics 2009;29:907)
● Of primary breast malignancies, carcinomas represent 55% (usually ductal) and sarcomas represent 45% (85% of these are malignant phyllodes tumors, J Surg Res 2008;147:182)
● 7% of childhood carcinoma patients present with metastatic disease compared to 0% of sarcoma patients
● 5/10 year survival is 63%/54% for carcinoma, 90%/90% for sarcomas

Case reports

● 13 year old boy with secretory breast cancer (Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012;133:813)

Gross images

Maligant phyllodes tumor

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