Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of breast

Shahla Noreen, Chandandeep Nagi, Shabnam Jaffer, Ira J. Bleiweiss

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Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast is an infrequent, poorly recognized variant of infiltrating duct carcinoma, characterized by a unique histology. The importance of its recognition is in its associated poor prognosis characterized by an advanced stage at presentation, extremely high incidence of axillary lymph node metastases, and early recurrence rate. Histologically, it is characterized by the growth of cohesive tumor cell clusters within prominent artifactual clear spaces in the fibrous stroma. Various groups have emphasized its propensity for lymphatic invasion and presentation at higher stage even with small tumor size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalPathology Case Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Aggressive
  • Invasive micropapillary
  • Lymph node metastasis


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