PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 12 No. 3, 2006

 Report

Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast, Metastatic to Axillary Lymph Nodes Harboring Primary Tuberculous Lymphadenitis

Singh P AVNINDER, Sunita SAXENA

Institute of Pathology, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

 

A 46-year-old female presented with lump in the left breast. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from breast and axillary lymph node revealed infiltrating ductal carcinoma with metastasis in axillary node. The patient underwent radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection. Histopathological examination showed concomitant presence of metastatic tumor deposits and tubercular lymphadenitis in 8/18 nodes. The case is presented for its rarity and illustrates that FNAC can fail to detect mixed lesions unless multiple punctures from many sites are performed. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 12, Nr 3, 188-189, 2006

Key words: breast cancer; infiltrating ductal carcinoma; tuberculous lymphadenitis; metastasis


Received: Jan 17, 2006; accepted: Jun 18, 2006
Correspondence: Singh P AVNINDER, Institute of Pathology, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, 213-B Sukhdev Vihar New Delhi 110025, India; Tel: 91-011-26910050, Fax: 91-11-26198401; E-mail: dravninder@yahoo.co.in

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