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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 255-257

Inflammatory carcinoma of breast: The chameleon

Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, West Bengal, India

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Indranil Chakrabarti
Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Siliguri, Darjeeling - 734 012, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_89_17

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Inflammatory breast carcinoma is an extremely rare, rapidly progressive breast carcinoma which is a great masquerader and often is mistaken as an inflammatory lesion. This leads to the delay in diagnosis. Here, we report such a case where the mistaken clinical diagnosis led to it being treated with antibiotics. However, fine-needle aspiration cytology of the case saved the day. Histopathological confirmation followed by multimodal therapy was rendered, and the patient responded well to the treatment. Thus, awareness and recognition of this rare entity, which mimics various inflammatory and nonmalignant causes, is of paramount importance for the doctors and patients alike.

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