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Primary Carcinoma of the Male Breast

Primary Carcinoma of the Male Breast Abstract Male breast carcinoma is an uncommon entity. There are probably many physicians in practice today who have never dealt with this tumor. The Wadsworth Veterans Hospital admitted only 20 patients with such a tumor during the past 20 years. This paper will summarize these patients, stressing the fairly typical manner in which these tumors became manifest in the host and the methods of extirpative, as well as palliative, treatment. Clinical Material The average age in our series of patients was 64 years, with a range of 38 to 78 years. This age group is somewhat older than that found with female breast carcinoma.The presence of a mass was the presenting complaint in 100% of our patients; pain as a presenting symptom was recorded in only two patients. The tumor was unilateral in 100%, and the average duration of time from onset of symptom to medical treatment was eight months, References 1. Moss, N.: Cancer of the Male Breast , Ann NY Acad Sci 114:937-950 ( (April) ) 1964.Crossref 2. Treves, N., and Holleb, A.: Cancer of the Male Breast: A Report of 146 Cases , Cancer 8:1239-50 ( (Dec) ) 1955.Crossref 3. Treves, N.: Paget's Disease of the Male Mamma: A Report of Two Cases , Cancer 7:325-330 ( (March) ) 1954.Crossref 4. Haagensen, C.D., and Cooley, E.: Treatment of Early Mammary Carcinoma: A Cooperative International Study , Ann Surg 157:157-161 ( (Feb) ) 1963.Crossref 5. Huggins, C., and Taylor, G.: Carcinoma of the Male Breast , Arch Surg 70:303-308 ( (Feb) ) 1955.Crossref 6. Treves, N.: The Treatment of Cancer, Especially Inoperable Cancer of the Male Breast by Ablative Surgery: An Analysis of 42 Patients , Cancer 12:820-832 ( (July) -Aug) 1959.Crossref 7. Nathanson, I.T.: Effect of Orchiectomy on Advanced Cancer of the Breast in Males , Cancer Res 7:723-730 ( (Nov) ) 1947. 8. Dao, T.: Cancer of the Male Breast Treated by Adrenalectomy , Surg Clin N Amer 35:1663-1667 ( (Dec) ) 1955. 9. McLaughlin, J.S., et al: Metastatic Carcinoma of the Male Breast: Remission by Adrenalectomy , Ann Surg 162:9-14 ( (July) ) 1965.Crossref 10. Huggins, C., and Bergenstal, D.: Inhibition of Human Mammary and Prostatic Cancers by Adrenalectomy , Cancer Res 12:134-141 ( (Feb) ) 1952. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Primary Carcinoma of the Male Breast

Archives of Surgery , Volume 99 (4) – Oct 1, 1969

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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1538-3644
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10.1001/archsurg.1969.01340160109025
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Abstract

Abstract Male breast carcinoma is an uncommon entity. There are probably many physicians in practice today who have never dealt with this tumor. The Wadsworth Veterans Hospital admitted only 20 patients with such a tumor during the past 20 years. This paper will summarize these patients, stressing the fairly typical manner in which these tumors became manifest in the host and the methods of extirpative, as well as palliative, treatment. Clinical Material The average age in our series of patients was 64 years, with a range of 38 to 78 years. This age group is somewhat older than that found with female breast carcinoma.The presence of a mass was the presenting complaint in 100% of our patients; pain as a presenting symptom was recorded in only two patients. The tumor was unilateral in 100%, and the average duration of time from onset of symptom to medical treatment was eight months, References 1. Moss, N.: Cancer of the Male Breast , Ann NY Acad Sci 114:937-950 ( (April) ) 1964.Crossref 2. Treves, N., and Holleb, A.: Cancer of the Male Breast: A Report of 146 Cases , Cancer 8:1239-50 ( (Dec) ) 1955.Crossref 3. Treves, N.: Paget's Disease of the Male Mamma: A Report of Two Cases , Cancer 7:325-330 ( (March) ) 1954.Crossref 4. Haagensen, C.D., and Cooley, E.: Treatment of Early Mammary Carcinoma: A Cooperative International Study , Ann Surg 157:157-161 ( (Feb) ) 1963.Crossref 5. Huggins, C., and Taylor, G.: Carcinoma of the Male Breast , Arch Surg 70:303-308 ( (Feb) ) 1955.Crossref 6. Treves, N.: The Treatment of Cancer, Especially Inoperable Cancer of the Male Breast by Ablative Surgery: An Analysis of 42 Patients , Cancer 12:820-832 ( (July) -Aug) 1959.Crossref 7. Nathanson, I.T.: Effect of Orchiectomy on Advanced Cancer of the Breast in Males , Cancer Res 7:723-730 ( (Nov) ) 1947. 8. Dao, T.: Cancer of the Male Breast Treated by Adrenalectomy , Surg Clin N Amer 35:1663-1667 ( (Dec) ) 1955. 9. McLaughlin, J.S., et al: Metastatic Carcinoma of the Male Breast: Remission by Adrenalectomy , Ann Surg 162:9-14 ( (July) ) 1965.Crossref 10. Huggins, C., and Bergenstal, D.: Inhibition of Human Mammary and Prostatic Cancers by Adrenalectomy , Cancer Res 12:134-141 ( (Feb) ) 1952.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1969

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