A rare case of true carcinosarcoma of the breast

Antonello Accurso, Giuseppe Ciancia, Gianni Antonio Della Corte, Paola Reale, Giuseppe Accardo, Carmela Salerno, Daniele Bordoni, Giuseppe Falco, Nicola Rocco

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Background True carcinosarcoma of the breast is an extremely rare condition, accounting for 0.08-0.2% of all breast malignancies. The correct definition of this tumor requires both a carcinomatous component and a malignant non-epithelial component of mesenchymal origin, without evidence of a transition zone between the two elements. Case presentation We present a case of a 49-year-old woman presenting with a 4 cm mass at the level of her left breast upper-outer quadrant with a histologic diagnosis of true carcinosarcoma of the breast. Discussion The most appropriate therapeutic regimens for breast carcinosarcoma are still unclear because of the rarity of this condition, but Breast Conserving Treatment (BCT) followed by adjuvant chemotherapy seems to provide a prognosis equalling that of usual Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the breast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Carcinosarcoma
Breast
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
Neoplasms
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Biphasic metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma
  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Rare breast tumours

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  • Surgery

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Accurso, A., Ciancia, G., Della Corte, G. A., Reale, P., Accardo, G., Salerno, C., ... Rocco, N. (2016). A rare case of true carcinosarcoma of the breast. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 21, 125-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.03.004

A rare case of true carcinosarcoma of the breast. / Accurso, Antonello; Ciancia, Giuseppe; Della Corte, Gianni Antonio; Reale, Paola; Accardo, Giuseppe; Salerno, Carmela; Bordoni, Daniele; Falco, Giuseppe; Rocco, Nicola.

In: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Vol. 21, 2016, p. 125-128.

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Accurso, A, Ciancia, G, Della Corte, GA, Reale, P, Accardo, G, Salerno, C, Bordoni, D, Falco, G & Rocco, N 2016, 'A rare case of true carcinosarcoma of the breast', International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 21, pp. 125-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.03.004
Accurso A, Ciancia G, Della Corte GA, Reale P, Accardo G, Salerno C et al. A rare case of true carcinosarcoma of the breast. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2016;21:125-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.03.004
Accurso, Antonello ; Ciancia, Giuseppe ; Della Corte, Gianni Antonio ; Reale, Paola ; Accardo, Giuseppe ; Salerno, Carmela ; Bordoni, Daniele ; Falco, Giuseppe ; Rocco, Nicola. / A rare case of true carcinosarcoma of the breast. In: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2016 ; Vol. 21. pp. 125-128.
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