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Radiotherapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Adenomyoepithelioma of the Breast with an Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature



Abstract

We describe a case of aggressive adenomyoepithelioma (AME) of the breast with a lymph node metastasis. A 63-year-old female presented with a fluctuating breast mass and clinically palpable lymph nodes. The patient underwent excisional biopsy followed by mastectomy with lymph node dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). Clinical behavior of both benign and malignant AME is described with the review of the literature and treatment recommendations.



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Radiotherapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Adenomyoepithelioma of the Breast with an Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature


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Natalie Logie Corresponding Author

Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta

Judith Hugh

Division of Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta

K Paulson

Radiation Oncology, University of Alberta

Robert Pearcey

Cross Cancer Center, University of Alberta

Karen M. King

Department of Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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Radiotherapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Adenomyoepithelioma of the Breast with an Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Author Information
    Natalie Logie Corresponding Author

    Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta

    Judith Hugh

    Division of Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta

    K Paulson

    Radiation Oncology, University of Alberta

    Robert Pearcey

    Cross Cancer Center, University of Alberta

    Karen M. King

    Department of Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements


    Article Information

    Published: June 21, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1380

    Cite this article as:

    Logie N, Hugh J, Paulson K, et al. (June 21, 2017) Radiotherapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Adenomyoepithelioma of the Breast with an Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature . Cureus 9(6): e1380. doi:10.7759/cureus.1380

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: May 20, 2017
    Peer review began: June 02, 2017
    Peer review concluded: June 19, 2017
    Published: June 21, 2017

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    © Copyright 2017
    Logie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

We describe a case of aggressive adenomyoepithelioma (AME) of the breast with a lymph node metastasis. A 63-year-old female presented with a fluctuating breast mass and clinically palpable lymph nodes. The patient underwent excisional biopsy followed by mastectomy with lymph node dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). Clinical behavior of both benign and malignant AME is described with the review of the literature and treatment recommendations.



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Natalie Logie

Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta

For correspondence:
logie@ualberta.ca

Judith Hugh

Division of Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta

K Paulson

Radiation Oncology, University of Alberta

Robert Pearcey

Cross Cancer Center, University of Alberta

Karen M. King

Department of Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta

Natalie Logie

Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta

For correspondence:
logie@ualberta.ca

Judith Hugh

Division of Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta

K Paulson

Radiation Oncology, University of Alberta

Robert Pearcey

Cross Cancer Center, University of Alberta

Karen M. King

Department of Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta