Metaplastic Carcinoma of Breast with Extensive Chondroid Differentiation: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Tanu Agrawal, Teerthanath Shrinivas, Harish S Permi, Prachi Kukreja, Jayaprakash Shetty
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR 2015, 9 (8): ED11-3
Metaplastic carcinoma of breast (MBC) is a rare and aggressive type of invasive breast cancer. As it encompasses a variety of distinct histopathologic designations, diagnostic challenges abound. We present a case report of metaplastic carcinoma with extensive chondroid differentiation. This case merits presentation because of its rarity and difficulty to diagnose, especially if the tumour is composed mainly of sarcomatous elements. Standard chemotherapy regimes are ineffective against MBC. The prognosis of MBC is poor in comparison to classical invasive breast cancer. Data focusing on MBC is limited due to its rare incidence.

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