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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast

Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India

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Sufian Zaheer
H. No. 4/1129, Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh 202 002, UP
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.44970

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Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is rare-only about 30 cases have been reported in literature. Immunohistochemical examination showing expression of chromogranin and/or synaptophysin confirms evidence of neuroendocrine differentiation. Usually foci of neuroendocrine differentiation can be seen in breast carcinoma and are reported to be present in about 2-5% of breast cancer cases. Here, we report a case of breast carcinoma in which most of the areas studied on the tissue section showed neuroendocrine differentiation.

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