Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2010, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (2): 115-118.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(10)60033-8

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Pure Mucinous Carcinoma of the Breast: a Clinicopathologic Analysis with 56 Patients

Li Peng1, Qiang Sun1*, Zhi-yong Liang2, Yi-dong Zhou1, Feng Mao1, and Jing-hong Guan1   

  1. 1Department of Breast Surgery, 2Department of Pathology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2010-01-19 Online:2010-06-10 Published:2010-06-10
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Abstract: Objective To assess recent trends and prognostic features in the treatment of pure mucinous carcinoma (PMC) of the breast. Methods Fifty-six patients diagnosed with PMC of the breast in our hospital from December 1982 to June 2008 were included. We evaluated the general information and tumor characteristics of the patients, examined the relationship between these factors and prognosis. Fisher's exact test was applied to analyze tumor characteristics. Results The mean age of the patients was 53.7 years. The majority of the patients presented with early stage disease. Tumor size was found not a significant prognostic factor in this study. Mean follow-up period was 39 months and no breast cancer-related deaths were identified in the patient cohort. Conclusions PMC of the breast has a favorable prognosis. Tumor size does not appear to significantly impact survival.

Key words: breast cancer, pure mucinous breast carcinoma, lymph node status

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