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Title: Comedocarcinoma  
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Subject: Medullary carcinoma of the breast, Invasive lobular carcinoma, Breast cancer, Lobular carcinoma in situ, Nipple adenoma
Collection: Breast Cancer
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ICD-O: M8501/3

Comedocarcinoma is one kind of very early-stage breast cancer[1][2] which demonstrates central necrosis.[3] It is a type of ductal carcinoma in situ. Comedo carcinomas are non-infiltrating and intraductal tumors.

The duct will have characteristic necrotic tissue with calcification that feels cord-like. Squeezing the duct will yield inspissated material that is cheesy-like and similar in consistency to toothpaste.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".

  1. ^ Yale: Cardiothoracic Imaging - Comedocarcinoma of the right breast
  2. ^ Definition: comedocarcinoma from Online Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Pathology

External links

  • Comedo carcinoma entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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