World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

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Paget’s disease of the Breast: Report of a Case and Review of Literature

Ketan Vagholkar, Rahulkumar Chavan, Jayant Pednekar, Madhavan Iyengar and Abhishek Mahadik
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2015, 4:5

Abstract

Background

Paget’s disease of the breast continues to pose both a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma to the surgeon. Understanding the pathology of the lesion is pivotal in planning the surgical option for the lesion.

Introduction

Paget’s disease is one of the differential diagnosis of eczematous lesions of the nipple areola complex. It is invariably associated with an underlying cancer.

Case Report

A case of Paget’s disease of the breast treated by breast conserving surgery is presented.

Conclusion

Unilateral eczema of the nipple areola complex warrants immediate biopsy. MRI is a useful adjunct in the diagnosis of this disease. The outcome of biopsy dictates the best choice of surgical option.

Key Words

Paget’s disease nipple breast diagnosis treatment




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