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Vol 68, No 5 (2017)
Case report
Published online: 2017-09-04
Submitted: 2016-09-23
Accepted: 2016-10-27
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Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast — a report of four cases

Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Anna Barczyk, Piotr Powązka, Maciej Kajor, Zuzanna Dobrosz, Ewa Świątkowska-Szlachta, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk
DOI: 10.5603/EP.a2017.0049
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Pubmed: 28879653
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Endokrynologia Polska 2017;68(5):597-602.

open access

Vol 68, No 5 (2017)
Case report
Published online: 2017-09-04
Submitted: 2016-09-23
Accepted: 2016-10-27

Abstract

Breast neuroendocrine tumours are rare, accounting for up to 5% of all breasts tumours and approximately 1% of all neuroendocrine tumours. In most cases, breast neuroendocrine tumours are histologically and moderately well differentiated. Neuroendocrine breast tumours lack characteristic imaging patterns. The histopathological assessment of these tumours is difficult, and in most cases the correct diagnosis is made after proper examination of the postsurgical specimen.

Abstract

Breast neuroendocrine tumours are rare, accounting for up to 5% of all breasts tumours and approximately 1% of all neuroendocrine tumours. In most cases, breast neuroendocrine tumours are histologically and moderately well differentiated. Neuroendocrine breast tumours lack characteristic imaging patterns. The histopathological assessment of these tumours is difficult, and in most cases the correct diagnosis is made after proper examination of the postsurgical specimen.

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Keywords

neuroendocrine breast cancer

About this article
Title

Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast — a report of four cases

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 68, No 5 (2017)

Article type

Case report

Pages

597-602

Published online

2017-09-04

DOI

10.5603/EP.a2017.0049

Pubmed

28879653

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2017;68(5):597-602.

Keywords

neuroendocrine breast cancer

Authors

Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska
Anna Barczyk
Piotr Powązka
Maciej Kajor
Zuzanna Dobrosz
Ewa Świątkowska-Szlachta
Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk

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