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Breast malignant, males, children

Carcinoma subtypes

Carcinoma with melanotic features


Reviewer: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D., Daniel Visscher, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 2 October 2012, last major update October 2012
Copyright: (c) 2001-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Part of WHO classification
● Combination of ductal carcinoma and melanoma
● Rare

Case reports
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● 38 year old woman (Pathol Int 2009;59:676)
● Ductal carcinoma with differentiation to melanoma (Am J Surg Pathol 1999;23:1280)

Differential diagnosis
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● Lipofuscin (Histopathology 2000;37:456) or melanin pigment (Ultrastruct Pathol 2000;24:109, Br J Dermatol 1998;139:287) in otherwise typical ductal carcinoma
● Metastatic melanoma

End of Breast malignant, males, children > Carcinoma subtypes > Carcinoma with melanotic features


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