Neuroendocrine breast carcinomas represent a rare subtype of breast cancer. Their definition, prevalence and prognosis remain controversial in the literature. Regarding the presentation, there are no differences from other breast carcinomas and clinical syndromes related to hormone production are extremely rare. Refinement of the classification of neuroendocrine neoplasms of the breast is needed in order to improve the reproducibility of their diagnostic criteria and to define their clinical significance.
This article presents the case of a 44-year-old female patient diagnosed with invasive breast carcinoma with neuroendocrine features, according to the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) definition, with focus on presentation, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach and differential diagnosis.
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Gîvan, Iulia; Ciulei, George; Cozma, Angela; Indre, Mădălina Gabriela; Țâru, Vlad; Pop, Anca; Tăut, Adela Sitar; Țărmure, Simina; Negrean, Vasile; and Orășan, Olga Hilda
"Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast: a case report,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 8:
2, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol8/iss2/20