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Synchronous bilateral breast cancer in a patient with Klinefelter’s syndrome

Authors Hoque HMR, Kothari A, Hamed H, Fentiman I

Published 17 December 2009 Volume 2010:3 Pages 19—21


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H M R Hoque, A Kothari, H Hamed, I S Fentiman

Hedley Atkins Breast Unit, Guys’ Hospital, London, UK

Abstract: Synchronous bilateral male breast cancer (MBC) is rare and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. The majority of MBC patients have no definable risk factors. We describe a case with Klinefelter’s syndrome, prior thymic irradiation, testicular surgery, and first degree family history in a 61-year-old male.

Keywords: male breast cancer, Klinefelter’s syndrome, bilateral, risk factors

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