Bilateral breast cancer in a man: Report of an unusual case

K. W. Gilchrist, B. I. Carr

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Abstract

Primary breast carcinoma in the male occurs at approximately 1% of the incidence of carcinoma originating in the female breast. Breast carcinoma occurs simultaneously in both breasts in only 1% of women with breast cancer. It is apparent, therefore, that bilateral simultaneous breast carcinoma in men is very uncommon. Alternatively, an extramammary carcinoma may present as a mass in both breasts of a male patient. This latter condition is also rare. We describe here the case of an older man who had bilateral carcinoma in his breasts and who lacked histologic confirmation of a primary tissue of origin. The diagnostic procedures that directed therapeutic decisions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreast. Diseases of the Breast
Pages8-9
Number of pages2
Volume8
Edition2
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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