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Typical medullary carcinoma of the breast: a retrospective study about 33 cases
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PMID:  17977045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Typical medullary carcinoma of the breast is a rare histological form of breast carcinoma. It represents less than 5% of all breast cancer. It is known for its favourable prognosis. Considering the rarity of the series we could retrieve, we aimed at underlining the particularities of this pathology. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study about 33 cases of typical medullary carcinoma managed at the Salah-Azaïz Institute during a period of six years between 1994 and 1999. RESULTS: The mean age was 47.5 years. The left breast was concerned in about 55% of cases. Mean tumoral size was 46mm. Sixty-one percent of our patients were treated by radical surgery. Seventy-three percent undergo radiotherapy, 57% chemotherapy and 42% hormonotherapy. The five-year free-disease survival was about 85%. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Typical medullary carcinoma of the breast is a rare histological form of breast carcinoma. Its treatment is similar to the other breast cancers. Our results agree with the different published studies and confirm its favourable prognosis.
F Khomsi; W Ben Bachouche; H Bouzaiene; R Chargui; J Ben Hassouna; M H Mtaalah; T Dhiab; M Hechiche; F Benna; H Boussen; A Gamoudi; K Rahal
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynécologie, obstétrique & fertilité     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1297-9589     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol Obstet Fertil     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100936305     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Fertil     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  1117-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Chirurgie Carcinologique, Institut Salah-Azaïz, Boulevard 9-Avril, 1006, Tunis, Tunisie.
Vernacular Title:
Carcinome médullaire typique du sein : étude rétrospective à propos de 33 cas.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Carcinoma, Medullary / pathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Disease-Free Survival
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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