Neuroendocrine tumor of the breast

Edna K. Valdes, Sheldon M. Feldman, Nina Krassilnik

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Mammary carcinoid is an uncommon neoplasm. It accounts for approximately 5 per cent of all breast carcinomas. It is well-known that neuroendocrine elements can be demonstrated in ductal and lobular carcinoma. However, it is still controversial whether mammary carcinoid tumors should be considered a distinct clinical entity or be treated as a variant of conventional breast carcinoma. Differentiating these lesions from benign lesions such as epithelial hyperplasia and papillomas can be challenging at times. We present a case of neuroendocrine tumor of the breast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Valdes, E. K., Feldman, S. M., & Krassilnik, N. (2006). Neuroendocrine tumor of the breast. American Surgeon, 72(2), 185-187.