Fatma Şenel1, Hatice Karaman1, Mehtap Eroğlu1, Ömer Tuna2

1Clinic of Pathology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey


Invasive papillary carcinoma, solid variant is a rarely observed breast tumor. It is encountered in patients of advanced ages and has a good prognosis. After the physical examination, mammography, and ultrasonography examinations, modified radical mastectomy were applied to the 72-year-old patient, who came to our hospital complaining of a mass in the left breast. During the macroscopic analysis, a well-limited, necrotic, and bleeding tumor with a diameter of 7 cm was found in the left breast, covering almost the whole area. The case was diagnosed as invasive papillary carcinoma, solid variant with neuroendocrine differentiation, which has been reported in the literature as a result of the histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis.

Keywords: Breast carcinoma, papillary carcinoma, solid variant

Cite this paper as: Şenel F, Karaman H, Eroğlu M, Tuna Ö. Invasive papillary breast carcinoma, solid variant with neuroendocrine differentiation. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 302-304.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.Ş., H.K., M.E.; Design - F.Ş., H.K., Ö.T.; Supervision - F.Ş., H.K., Ö.T.; Materials - F.Ş., Ö.T.; Data Collection and/or Processing - F.Ş., H.K., Ö.T.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - F.Ş., H.K., M.E.; Literature Review - F.Ş., H.K., Ö.T.; Writer - F.Ş., H.K.; Critical Review - F.Ş., M.E., Ö.T.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.