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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012, Article ID 979563, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/979563
Case Report

Intracystic Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast: Report of Three Cases and Literature Review

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Marrakesh, Cadi Ayyad University, 13 bis, Lot Riyad Salam, 40100 Marrakesh, Morocco
2Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Marrakesh, Cadi Ayyad University, 40000 Marrakesh, Morocco
3Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Marrakesh, Cadi Ayyad University, 40000 Marrakesh, Morocco

Received 2 October 2011; Accepted 20 November 2011

Academic Editor: O. Oyesanya

Copyright © 2012 Yassir Ait Benkaddour 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

Intracystic papillary carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor of the breast. It occurs communally in postmenopausal women. Clinically it can be asymptomatic or manifested by a breast mass or a nipple discharge. On imaging intracystic papillary carcinoma has usually benign features. Pathologic diagnosis can be difficult at classical histological examination and identification of myoepithelial cells layer by immunohistochemical study can be useful. In the majority of cases of pure intracystic papillary carcinoma, conservative management is possible. Adjuvant therapy is still controversial and prognosis is excellent. We report three cases of intracystic papillary carcinoma diagnosed on immunohistochemical examination and managed with conservative surgery.