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Pathology Research International
Volume 2010, Article ID 871369, 3 pages
Case Report

Pleomorphic Lobular Carcinoma in a Male Breast: A Rare Occurrence

Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, 211001, India

Received 19 May 2010; Accepted 28 September 2010

Academic Editor: Naila Kayani

Copyright © 2010 Bhatia Rohini 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.


Carcinoma of male breast is uncommon as it accounts for 0.7% of total breast cancer. The pathology of male breast cancer is remarkably similar to that of cancers seen in women. The same histological subtypes of invasive cancer are present, although papillary carcinomas (both invasive and in situ) are more common and lobular carcinomas are less common. The predominant histological type, in males, as in females, reported in large series has been infiltrating ductal carcinoma with scattered reports of infiltrating lobular carcinoma, all of them of classical type except for a single case of pleomorphic infiltrating lobular carcinoma. Herein, we describe a case of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma occurring in male breast.