The clinical relevance of micropapillary carcinoma of the breast: A case-control study

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Aims: To ascertain the prognostic relevance of micropapillary carcinoma, a specific type of breast tumour. Methods and results: We interrogated the clinical records of a series of 49 pure micropapillary carcinoma patients and 13 487 invasive ductal carcinoma patients, diagnosed and treated consecutively in our institution over a 9-year time-frame. Compared with invasive ductal carcinoma, patients with micropapillary carcinoma more frequently had moderately differentiated tumours (P = 0.02) with extensive peritumoral vascular invasion (P 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013



  • Breast cancer
  • Micropapillary carcinoma
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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