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Modified Radical Mastectomy for Male Breast Cancer

Unusual setting of medical care

Mahmoud Musa Al Awayshih, Mohammad Nabih Nofal, Ali Jad Yousef

Jordan Department of General Surgery and Anesthesia, College of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan

Am J Case Rep 2019; 20:1336-1339

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.916947

Available online: 2019-09-09

Published: 2019-09-09


BACKGROUND: Cancer of the male breast is a rare malignancy comprising less than 1% of all male cancers. The traditional surgical management for male breast cancer is modified radical mastectomy. Other surgical methods such as breast conserving surgery with or without sentinel lymph node biopsy have been used with variable results.
CASE REPORT: A 35-year old male presented with a 2×2 cm right breast adenocarcinoma. Modified radical mastectomy for male breast cancer as the traditional surgical operation for this rare malignancy is illustrated with special emphasis on oncologic sound resection.
CONCLUSIONS: Modified radical mastectomy is the corner stone surgical treatment for male breast cancer even though the breast tissue rudimentary. The recurrence of male breast cancer is less with mastectomy than breast conserving surgery.

Keywords: Breast Neoplasms, Male, Mastectomy, Modified Radical, Mastectomy, Segmental