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Surgical Management of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

  • Atilla SoranEmail author
  • Bulent Unal
  • Tara Grahovac


Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare clinicopathological entity but remains one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer. The acute edematous infiltration of the skin and breast is met with occasionally, and it is without doubt the most acute and fatal form of cancer found in the breast. Such cases as these have been mistaken for inflammation, but knowledge of the probability of this affection being cancerous should prevent such a mistake from being made. Here, we review the current epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnostic modalities, and treatment of IBC.


IBC Mastitis Mammography HER2 Modified radical mastectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineMagee-Women’s Hospital of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryTurgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University Faculty of MedicineMalatyaTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical OncologyMagee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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