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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 327029, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/327029
Case Report

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast during Pregnancy: A Case Report

1Surgery Department, General Hospital Ikorodu, Lagos 80112, Nigeria
2Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja 21005, Nigeria
3University of Ado Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti 2341, Nigeria

Received 10 October 2011; Accepted 3 November 2011

Academic Editor: P. J. K. Kuppen

Copyright © 2011 John Adi Ashindoitiang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast (SCCB) is a very rare malignancy of the breast and is generally aggressive. It is even rarer during the gestational period. Only few cases have been reported during pregnancy and lactation (Rokutanda et al., 2000). SCCB seen within the gestational period tends to be very aggressive and has a larger size than other breast carcinomas. Pure SCCB is derived from the epidermis of the breast, nipple, or metaplasia on chronic inflammatory background (Bige et al., 2007), such as complicated breast cyst, dermoid cyst, or abscess. We report a case of SCCB in a 30-year-old primigravida that had an aggressive propensity and fatal outcome.