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Published online: 2014-11-13
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Primary male neuroendocrine breast carcinoma — case report

Konrad Wroński, Leszek Frąckowiak, Mariusz Koda
Chirurgia Polska 2014;16(1):45-48.

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Vol 16, No 1 (2014)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-11-13

Abstract

Primary male neuroendocrine breast carcinoma (NEBC) is extremely rare neoplasm. This type of breast carcinoma has been reported sporadically in men. The authors of this article found described only two cases neuroendocrine breast carcinoma (NEBC) in men. Most neuroendocrine tumors are mainly located in the gastrointestinal tract and are heterogeneous group of rare tumors with positive reaction to neuroendocrine makers in at least 50% of cells. Neuroendocrine breast cancer was first time recognized by the WHO in 2003. Epidemiology, histogenesis and biology of this cancer are still unknown. There is no standard treatment protocol in neuroendocrine breast carcinoma.

The authors of this article presented a case of a 65-year-old Caucasian man who was treated in the hospital because of primary neuroendocrine breast cancer. The authors performed a literature review on primary neuroendocrine breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Abstract

Primary male neuroendocrine breast carcinoma (NEBC) is extremely rare neoplasm. This type of breast carcinoma has been reported sporadically in men. The authors of this article found described only two cases neuroendocrine breast carcinoma (NEBC) in men. Most neuroendocrine tumors are mainly located in the gastrointestinal tract and are heterogeneous group of rare tumors with positive reaction to neuroendocrine makers in at least 50% of cells. Neuroendocrine breast cancer was first time recognized by the WHO in 2003. Epidemiology, histogenesis and biology of this cancer are still unknown. There is no standard treatment protocol in neuroendocrine breast carcinoma.

The authors of this article presented a case of a 65-year-old Caucasian man who was treated in the hospital because of primary neuroendocrine breast cancer. The authors performed a literature review on primary neuroendocrine breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Keywords

neuroendocrine, male, breast cancer, NEBC, neoplasm, treatment

About this article
Title

Primary male neuroendocrine breast carcinoma — case report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 16, No 1 (2014)

Pages

45-48

Published online

2014-11-13

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2014;16(1):45-48.

Keywords

neuroendocrine
male
breast cancer
NEBC
neoplasm
treatment

Authors

Konrad Wroński
Leszek Frąckowiak
Mariusz Koda

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