Metaplastic Carcinoma

  • Radhakrishna Selvi


Metaplastic carcinoma is a rare tumor of the breast accounting for <1 % of all breast malignancies. The 2003 WHO publication “Tumours of the breast and female genital organs” defines metaplastic carcinoma of the breast as a heterogeneous group of neoplasms generally characterized by an intimate mixture of adenocarcinoma with dominant areas of spindle cell, squamous cell, squamous and/or mesenchymal differentiation. It is mixture of high-grade carcinoma and sarcoma and hence it has been termed carcinosarcoma. They occur in the same age group as invasive, ductal, or lobular carcinomas.


Spindle Cell Lobular Carcinoma Sarcomatous Component Metaplastic Carcinoma Intimate Mixture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radhakrishna Selvi
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  1. 1.Chennai Breast CentreChennaiIndia

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