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Journal of Case Reports
Primary Small Cell Neuroendocrine Tumor of Breast: A Mammary Gland Enigma
Aniket Sharma, Rohit Mehra, Gursewak Singh, AK Tyagi
Department of Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 411040, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Rohit Mehra
Email: capocrimini.rohit@gmail.com
Received: 05-NOV-2018 Accepted: 14-FEB-2019 Published Online: 05-MAR-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0012
Background: Primary small cell neuroendocrine tumor of the breast is a rare form of tumor with very few reported cases in the medical literature. The rarity of the disease has produced a lacuna in the management algorithms of the disease. Most of the times extrapolation of management protocols of small cell carcinoma lung is employed. Case Report: We report here a primary small cell neuroendocrine tumor of the breast in a post-menopausal lady. The diagnosis was reached by DOTA-NOC scan, considered highly specific for neuroendocrine tumors and post-operative histopathological examination. Conclusion: Breast is an extremely rare site for primary small cell carcinoma. Management protocols in existence are yet to be standardized.
Keywords : Breast, Neuroendocrine Tumor, Radionuclide Imaging, Small Cell Carcinoma.
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