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A rare breast tumor: primary neuroendocrine carcinoma

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dc.creator Pulat, Huseyin
dc.creator SABUNCUOĞLU, Mehmet Zafer
dc.creator Karakose, Oktay
dc.creator Benzin, Mehmet Fatih
dc.creator Eroglu, Hasan Erol
dc.creator BOZKURT, Kemal Kürşat
dc.date 2019-08-31T21:00:00Z
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-06T09:49:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-06T09:49:05Z
dc.identifier 44ca3b29-3386-459b-a4dd-1511f5b0a783
dc.identifier 10.5578/turkjsurg.3109
dc.identifier https://avesis.sdu.edu.tr/publication/details/44ca3b29-3386-459b-a4dd-1511f5b0a783/oai
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.sdu.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/123456789/58780
dc.description Breast cancer is the most frequently seen cancer in females but primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast, which was defined as a separate entity in the 2003 World Health Organisation tumour classification, is seen extremely rarely. This entity, which is still not well-defined and has not been well-researched, demonstrates a more aggressive course than invasive ductal carcinoma. As metastatic breast neuroendocrine tumours are more widespread and the treatment strategy is different, preoperative differential diagnosis is important. The basic diagnostic method is pathological examination. If a neuroendocrine pattern is determined in microscopy, then immunohistochemical study of neuroendocrine markers should be made. It is necessary to be vigilant in terms of synchronous tumours and metachronous tumours which may develop in the postoperative period as the incidence of synchronous and metachronous cancers in patients with neuroendocrine tumours is higher compared to the general population. The case presented here is of a 73-year old patient who presented with complaints of a breast lump, which was thought to be invasive breast cancer, and as a result of the operation with pathological and immunohistochemical examination, primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast was determined. With more advanced evaluations, no synchronous or metachronous tumours were determined.
dc.language eng
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.title A rare breast tumor: primary neuroendocrine carcinoma
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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