Male breast cancer: quite rare, quite advanced, quite challenging

Iulian Radu, Andrian Panuța, Mihaela Buna-Arvinte, Cristina Terinte, Dan Ferariu, Dragos Viorel Scripcariu, Viorel Scripcariu


Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease with peculiarities that differentiate it from female breast cancer. We present the experience of our surgical oncology unit in the management of MBC. Over a period of 4 years and 6 months 10 cases of MBC were diagnosed by physical examination, imaging (ultrasound and/or mammography) and tumor biopsy (core biopsy, fine needle aspiration or extemporaneous histologic exam), underwent surgery (mainly modified Madden radical mastectomy) performed by a single surgical team and were managed by a single oncology committee. The results of our retrospective study are similar with data revealed in literature. Two of our MBC cases were of rare histological type and uncommon presentation, namely synchronous bilateral invasive cribriform carcinoma and adenomyoepithelioma of the male breast.


male breast cancer, invasive cribriform carcinoma of male breast, morbidity

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