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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 378157, 4 pages
Case Report

Intracystic Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast in a Male Patient: A Case Report

1Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, kışla yüreğir, 01230 Adana, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Bayindir Hospital, 06520 Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Bayindir Hospital, 06520 Ankara, Turkey

Received 6 September 2012; Accepted 11 October 2012

Academic Editor: Felix Diekmann

Copyright © 2012 Sadık Muallaoglu 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.


Breast carcinoma is an uncommon neoplastic condition among man, accounting for not more than 1% of all breast cancers. Intracystic papillary carcinoma in man is an extremely rare condition and represents only 5–7,5% of all male breast carcinomas. Clinical and radiological manifestations of intracystic papillary carcinomas are not specific. Pathologic diagnosis can be difficult at classical histological examination and identification of myoepithelial cells layer by immunohistochemical study can be useful. Adjuvant therapy is still controversial and prognosis is excellent. We report a case of this rare histological type of breast cancer in 48-year-old male patient and review the literature.