Author | Meenakshi Singh, MD

Articles

A Young Woman With a Small ER-Positive Breast Cancer, a Micrometastatic Axillary Lymph Node, and an Intermediate Oncotype DX Recurrence Score

September 01, 2007

patient is a 39-year-old premenopausal woman who presents with a new diagnosis of breast cancer to our multidisciplinary second opinion clinic.

Intracystic Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast: Differential Diagnosis and Management

May 31, 2007

We present a case of intracystic papillary carcinoma of the breast associated with low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ in a young woman. This is a distinct subtype of intraductal carcinoma that typically presents in postmenopausal women with a favorable prognosis.

Does This Woman Have Gestational Trophoblastic Disease?

November 17, 2006

The review of the histology slides revealed predominantly decidual tissue with exaggerated placental site and a small focus of trophoblastic tissue composed of cytotrophoblast and syncytiotrophoblast with mild atypia (Figure 1). However, no necrosis or tissue invasion was identified. No villi were seen.

A Woman With Primary Breast Cancer and a Solitary Sternal Metastasis

August 01, 2006

The patient presented to her primary care physician 3 months prior with an inverted left nipple and a palpable lump that was highly suggestive of neoplasm on mammogram. An ultrasound-guided core biopsy revealed an infiltrating solid-type ductal carcinoma in situ. The estimated size of the mass was approximately 1 cm. She had no symptoms suggestive of metastatic disease.