Invasive lobular carcinoma arising in accessory breast tissue
1 Department of Breast Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, DE22 3NE, Derby, UK
2 Department of Pathology, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, DE22 3NE, Derby, UK
3 Nottingham Breast Institute, Hucknall Road, NG5 1PB, Nottingham, UK
4 Department of Breast Surgery, Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) School, Royal Derby Hospital, University of Nottingham, DE22 3DT, Derby, UK
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:47 doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-47Published: 26 February 2013
Lobular carcinoma in accessory breast tissue is a rare occurrence. We present such a case in a 61-year-old woman.
A skin nodule in the axillary skin on excision biopsy revealed invasive lobular carcinoma.
Carcinoma in accessory breast tissue is uncommon especially invasive lobular type. A high index of suspicion may avoid late diagnosis.