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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 323-325

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast: Case report and management decisions

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Grecian Super Speciality Hospital, Sector 69, Mohali, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pathology, Grecian Super Speciality Hospital, Sector 69, Mohali, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Nidhi Gupta
G-427, GH-2, Shikhar Appartments, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.99006

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Though breast carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, adequate knowledge of this disease is still very poor. Pure primary squamous cell carcinoma of breast is one such mystery, which is encountered very rarely. Its clinical behavior should not be correlated with the standard infiltrating duct carcinoma of breast. It follows an atypical presentation in terms of tumor size, lymph node and systemic spread. It is generally a triple negative tumor with an aggressive behavior and resistance to standard chemotherapeutic regimens. Management decisions need to be individualized with emphasis toward platinum-based chemotherapy and targeted therapy.

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