Breast Cancer

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 250–253 | Cite as

A case of endocrine ductal carcinoma of the breast

  • Masafumi Inomata
  • Kenji Kashima
  • Yosuke Adachi
  • Seigo Kitano
  • Kenji Kakisako
  • Kazutoshi Kaketani
Case Report


A case of endocrine ductal carcinoma of the breast is presented. A 65-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of left breast mass and pain. Physical examination, mammography, ultrasonography, and computed tomography showed a mass 5 cm in diameter in the left breast suggestive of breast cancer, and incisional biopsy confirmed ductal carcinoma. Auchincloss’s mastectomy was performed. The tumor, 4.0×3.8 cm in size, consisted of a relatively uniform proliferation of tumor cells with round nuclei and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm. Immunohistochemically, tumors cells were positive for chromogranin A, synaptophysin, and neuron-specific enolase. Endocrine ductal carcinoma with invasion was diagnosed. No lymph node metastasis was observed, and estrogen and progesterone receptors were positive.

Key words

Breast cancer Endocrine Argyrophil 


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© The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masafumi Inomata
    • 1
  • Kenji Kashima
    • 2
  • Yosuke Adachi
    • 1
  • Seigo Kitano
    • 1
  • Kenji Kakisako
    • 3
  • Kazutoshi Kaketani
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of SurgeryOita Medical UniversilyJapan
  2. 2.PathologyOita Medical UniversilyJapan
  3. 3.Koga HospitalJapan

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