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Cytological diagnosis of ductal papilloma: an unusual entity in male breast

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Author Details: Dhiraj B Nikumbh, Nikhil U Ningurkar, Shirish R Gondane, Nandkumar V Dravid

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2456-9267

Print ISSN : 2581-5725

Article First Page : 39

Article End Page : 41


Cytological interpretation of papillary lesions of the breast remains a challenging task due to its overlapping features of benign, atypical and malignant subtypes. Papillomas of the breast are relatively rare benign lesions with an incidence of approximately 2-3% in females. This is extremely rare and benign disease in the male breast. We report a case of 50-year-old male patient presented with circumscribed nodular massin his left breast. FNAC was performed and diagnosed as ductal papilloma. In contrast to male breast, benign and malignant lesions are relatively common in females. Such findings are rare in male patients. The goal of the report is to emphasize the role of cytology (fine needle aspiration) in early and accurate diagnosis of papillary lesion of breast in spite of its wide morphological spectrum with overlapping features.

 Ductal papilloma, Fine needle aspiration cytology, Breast