International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.3 / 10


"Tally of the Jelly": A Comprehensive Case Series of 8 Intriguing Encounters of Mucinous Breast Carcinoma

Mayura Phulpagar [2] | Pravitha


Abstract: Background: Mucinous carcinoma (MC) (also called colloid carcinoma). Mucinous carcinoma accounts for 2% of all breast carcinomas often occurs in older women with a median patient age of 71 years. They commonly present as a lobulated, well circumscribed masess on mammography, sonography, and MRI imaging. Metastasis in these types of carcinomasis very rare. Often the Capella type A shows histopathological patterns like micropapillary, Papillary, rarely tubular and Cribriform type. Aim of the Study: To present the diverse histomorphologies associated with mucinous breast carcinoma and explore impact of pattern on clinical behavior. Materials and Methodology: A retrospective observational study was conducted in the Department of Pathology, Topiwala National Medical College, from January 2019 till July 2023, for 4.5 years. During this period, out of total 221 modified radical mastectomies(MRM)done 8cases were MC, accounting for 3.6 %. Results: Of these 8 cases, 1 was pure mucinous carcinoma showing > 90% mucin component and remaining 7 had 50% to 90% mucin. The mean age of presentation was 61.75 years, range (42 years - 79 years)and all presented with palpable lumps in their breast. Laterality of breast was 50% on left and 50% on right. Size of smallest tumor was 2.5 cm to largest being 11 cm in dimension. Axillary Lymph node metastases seen in 2 cases. Majority patients presented in stage IIA (4 nos), 3 cases II B, 1 case III A.


Keywords: Breast, Mucinous carcinoma, micropapillary, signet ring, apocrine


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 321 - 328


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