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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 183-185

Ductal carcinoma in situ in a 35-year-old male presenting with ipslateral gynecomastia

1 Department of Surgery, Lin Shin General Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
2 Department of Pathology, Lin Shin General Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
3 Department of Surgery, Chern Ching General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

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Hsien-Pin Sun
Department of Surgery, Chern Ching General Hospital, Taichung City
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DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_1_17

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Concomitant ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and ipslateral gynecomastia (GM) are very rarely reported in male <40. We report an unusual case of a 35-year-old male, with no familial history of breast cancer, presented with unilateral GM, diffuse type. After subcutaneous mastectomy for his unilateral GM, a 0.7 cm × 0.3 cm DCIS lesion was incidentally found without clinical symptom. About 14%–43% of patients with DCIS have the potential of evolving into an invasive tumor in the subsequent 10–20 years. Our case emphasizes the rare incidence of DCIS in male breast and the presence of concurrent GM can frequently result in misdiagnosis. In patients with rapid growth in breast tissue should be cautious of cancer in young men with GM.

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