Sonographic Features of Primary Breast Cancer in Men
Wei Tse Yang1, Gary J. Whitman2, Edmund H. Y. Yuen1, Gary M. K. Tse3 and Carol B. Stelling2
1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
2 Division of Diagnostic Imaging, Breast Imaging Section, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Box 57, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.
3 Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
OBJECTIVE. The imaging studies of eight men with proven primary breast cancer and preoperative sonography and mammography were reviewed and correlated with final pathology reports.
CONCLUSION. There were five cases of invasive breast carcinoma and three cases of ductal carcinoma in situ of the papillary subtype. All three cases of papillary ductal carcinoma in situ showed cystic features on sonography. Most (4/5) invasive cancers were solid on sonography. The appearance of a complex cystic mass in the male breast on sonography should suggest the possibility of malignancy and therefore warrants biopsy.
AJR 2001; 176:413-416
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