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Male Breast Carcinoma with Cutaneous Metastasis - A Case report -
Chih-Tsao Chen, Shou-Jung Wan, Jauh-Jyh Hurng, Tsu-Chyang Chen, Hui-Hwa Tseng
Dermatol Sinica 12: 193-200, 1994

A case of cutaneous metastasis of male breast carcinoma was reported. An 82 year-old male presented with multiple infiltrative skin-colored to erythematous papulonodules and plaques on right axilla and anterior chest wall, which progressively involved the right upper abdomen and sternal areas. The skin biopsy revealed cutaneous metastasis of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Physical examination showed right subareolar painless masses and axillary lymphadenopathy. The histopathology of breast tissue demonstrated the characteristics of infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Immunohistochemical study of both breast and skin tissues revealed reactivity to GCDFP-15 (gross cystic disease fluid protien-15) monoclonal antibody indicating that the tumor originated from the breast. Male breast carcinoma with cutaneous metastasis is extremely rare. Early detection and diagnosis may be helpful for the survival rate.

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