Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012;31(2): 113-118.
Metaplastic Carcinoma with an Adenomyoepithelioma Component : A Case Report.
Jin Sun Yeon, Bo Bae Choi, Kwang Sun Suh, Joon Young Ohm
1Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea.
3Department of Radiology, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, Korea.
  Published online: June 30, 2012.
Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is rare. We report a case in a 53-year-old woman who presented with a rapidly-growing breast mass. The lesion had a complex echogenicity in ultrasonography and a high signal intensity in a T2-weighted image with rim enhancement in contrast-enhanced MR images. The PET/CT images showed high uptake for the lesion. The lesion was biopsied and found to be a metaplastic carcinoma with an adenomyoepithelioma component. Although metaplstic carcinoma was difficult to differentiate from other common breast cancers, it showed complex echogenicity on ultrasonography and high signal intensity on a T2 weighted image with rim enhancement on contrast-enhanced MR images.
Keywords: Breast carcinoma; Metaplastic carcinoma; Adenomyoepithelioma
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