Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the breast presenting as breast abscess

Ikumi Suzuki, Pimchandr Chakkabat, Lindsay Goicochea, Cristina Campassi, Saranya Chumsri

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Abstract

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare type of neoplasm in which only twenty cases have been reported in the breast. This type of tumor can be difficult to distinguish from other breast tumors particularly medullary carcinoma and lymphoma in the breast. We present a case of LELC of the breast presenting as an abscess along with a review of the literature. This is the 21st reported case of LELC of the breast and the first case to present as an abscess. Her clinical picture could have been mistaken for other infectious or inflammatory diseases. Given the potential for favorable outcome, early detection and general knowledge of this neoplasm are essential to expedite treatment for this rare tumor type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1112
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2014

Keywords

  • Breast abscess
  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the breast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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