Pregnancy Associated Breast Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Research Article
Shilpa, Vikranth Suresh Nandurkar, Suresh T.N and Mohan Kumar.K
Breast, Carcinoma, Pregnancy, lactation

Breast carcinoma is uncommon in pregnancy. Pregnancy associated breast cancer is defined as breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy or in the first postpartum aggressive during this period it is important to diagnose as early as possible. presented is of a 25yr old female para 2 living 1 presented with lump in the breast since 6 months. Patient had delivered a male baby 20 days back. On physical examination left breast was irregular and enlarged. Clinical diagnosis of Phyllodes tumour was mad diagnosis surgery and final diagnosis of ductal carcinoma was made on histopathological examination. Within period operated site. Also distant spread was seen in the form of skin nodules over neck region. Although majority of palpable breast lumps are benign high index of suspicion of malignancy is imp in pregnant women due to its aggressive nature.