Case Report

Micropapillary carcinoma of the breast: A case review at Mankweng Hospital breast oncology clinic in Limpopo Province, South Africa

J G Mthembu, MMZU Bhuiyan

Abstract


Invasive micropapillary carcinoma (IMPC) of the breast is a clinically aggressive rare form of breast cancer. Patients with IMPC present with higher clinical stages, higher histological degrees, higher rate of lymph-vascular invasion and axillary lymph node extracapsular extension. In this case report, we seek to explore and share our experience of invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast and give a literature review of the standard of care.


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J G Mthembu, Department of General Surgery, Mankweng Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

MMZU Bhuiyan, Department of General Surgery, Mankweng Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2021;111(11b):1136-1137. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i11b.16105

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Date submitted: 2021-12-01
Date published: 2021-12-01

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