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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-71

A rare case of triple negative synchronous bilateral invasive ductal carcinoma of breast

Department of Radiation Oncology, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India

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Abhishek Purkayastha
Department of Radiation Oncology, Army Hospital Research and Referral, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Cantonment - 110 010, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.183345

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The occurrence of bilateral breast carcinoma is extremely rare with an incidence of 2-5% of all breast malignancies. We hereby report an unusual and interesting case of triple negative synchronous invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of bilateral breasts detected simultaneously in view of its rarity and therapeutic challenge it presented. A 55-year-old postmenopausal female presented with a history of lump bilateral breasts of 4 months duration. Fine needle aspiration cytology of both breast lumps showed IDC. Mammography showed Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System V both breasts. Metastatic workup was negative. She underwent bilateral modified radical mastectomy. Postoperative histopathology revealed IDC Grade III with estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-neu negative on immunohistochemistry. She received adjuvant chemotherapy followed by locoregional radiotherapy to the right breast in view of nodal positivity. Presently on regular follow-up without any evidence of local recurrence or distant metastasis.

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