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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1023

An atypical cause of rapidly progressing breast lump with abscess formation: Pure squamous cell carcinoma of the breast

1 Department of General Surgery, Eskisehir State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey
2 Department of General Surgery, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
4 Department of General Surgery, Afyon State Hospital, Afyon, Turkey
5 Department of General Surgery, Eskisehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey
6 Department of General Surgery, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Sezgin Yilmaz
Department of General Surgery, Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.147735

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare type of breast malignancy and little is known about long-term outcome. In the present report, the clinical features, histopathologic findings and postoperative course of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma are described. We have treated a 47-years-old woman who admitted for right breast mass without any discharge, bleeding and pain. The tumor was, 3 × 2 × 1.5 cm in size with central abscess formation. The result of surgical biopsy revealed large cell keratinizing type of SCC. The metastatic work-up studies ruled out any other probable sources of primary tumor. The patient was performed modified radical mastectomy and axillary dissection and received two cycles of chemotherapy. Squamous cell carcinoma of the breast (SCCB) is a rare entity and should be considered in patients with rapidly progressing breast mass. It should also be considered in breast lesions with abscess formation. The initial therapeutic approach should be surgical excision after histopathological diagnosis.

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