Document Type



Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Objective: To review cases of male breast cancer.
Settings: Histopathology Section, Department of Pathology, The Aga Khan University, Karachi.
Method: Fifty one cases of male breast cancer specimens, received during a period of 10 years, routinely processed and stained with Haematoxylin and Eosin were analyzed. Special stains and Immunohistochemistry were used in difficult cases.
Results: Male breast cancer affected individuals in the sixth and seventh decades of life with a mean age of 56.2 years. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) was the predominant type. Skin involvement was seen in 27.45% of the cases. Breast lump was the most common presenting symptom followed by skin ulceration. At the time of presentation 43.13% patients had a tumour size of more than 3 cm.
Conclusion: Male breast cancer is a rare disease. Most of our findings correspond to the published local and international data.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association