Occult Breast Carcinoma with Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in a Male Patient Ã¢ÂÂ An Evidence Based ApproachVishwas D Pai1*, Vidhya Manohar2, Kiran Kattimani3, Padma Deshpande4 and Satish Tumbal5
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vishwas D Pai
Department of Surgical Oncology,
Kerudi Cancer Hospital,
Bagalkot 587101, Karnataka,
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 04, 2016; Accepted date: July 27, 2015; Published date: August 04, 2015
Citation: Pai VD, Manohar V, Kattimani K, Deshpande P, Tumbal S (2016) Occult Breast Carcinoma with Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in a Male Patient – An Evidence Based Approach. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 7:293. doi:10.4172/2155-9619.1000293
Copyright: © 2016 Pai VD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Occult primary breast carcinoma (OPBC) with axillary lymph node metastasis is a rare disorder accounting for 0.1% to 0.8% of all the cases of breast cancer in females. Such a presentation in males is even rarer with only isolated case reports noted in English literature. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast detects primary tumor in nearly 2/3rd patients. Role of mastectomy is considered controversial. There is no consensus on the role of adjuvant therapy owing to the rarity of these tumors. We are presenting an elderly man who presented with axillary lymph node metastasis of ductal carcinoma and was treated with surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.