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Metaplastic breast carcinoma with upper limb gangrene

Authors Rajan R, Abdullah N, Abdullah NMA, Mohd Kassim AY

Received 19 November 2016

Accepted for publication 15 March 2017

Published 2 May 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 297—299


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Pranela Rameshwar

Reynu Rajan,1 Norlia Abdullah,1 Nik Muhd Aslan Abdullah,2 Abdul Yazid Mohd Kassim3

1Department of Surgery, 2Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur (UKMMC), Malaysia

Abstract: Metaplastic breast carcinomas (MBCs) are rapidly growing tumors with histological heterogeneity, and triple negative receptor status. The aim of this case report is to highlight a case of advanced MBC with axillary artery infiltration leading to gangrene of the ipsilateral upper limb, in a young woman.

Keywords: metaplastic breast carcinoma, axillary artery infiltration, gangrene

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