Published: 2021-09-28

Male breast carcinoma: study from a tertiary care centre in North India

Sant Prakash Kataria, Pinki Devi, Sanjay Kumar, Gajender Singh, Sonia Chhabra, Promil Jain, Sunita Singh


Male breast cancer is a rare malignancy. In recent years a rise in the number of male breast cancer cases has been seen. Due to rarity of the disease the reporting of such cases is important to support the present status of this aggressive malignancy. Fine needle aspiration method for breast FNA is an invasive procedure but can provide a diagnosis without causing much morbidity to the patient. Hence, objective of the present work was to report and study the clinico-pathological behaviour of male breast cancer at a tertiary care centre in North India using fine needle aspiration-based diagnosis. Present study includes cytologically diagnosed male breast carcinoma cases over a period of 4 years. Eleven cases of male breast cancer were identified. Median age of presentation was 57years. All the eleven patients presented with main complaint of swelling in breast (100%), nine (81.8%) patients presenting in left breast and two (18.2%) in right breast. Four cases presented with nipple retraction. Also, axillary lymphadenopathy was evident in four (34.4%) patients. Male breast cancer an aggressive disease having distinct clinical presentation, can be cytologically diagnosed easily as other benign conditions are rare in male breast.  


Breast carcinoma, Fine needle aspiration, Axillary lymphadenopathy, Gyneacomastia

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