Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences, 1998

TI: Two-step approach for the operation of male breast cancer: report of a case at high risk for surgery.

AU: Uematsu-M; Okada-M; Ataka-K

AD: Department of Surgery, Kobe University School of Medicine.

SO: Kobe-J-Med-Sci. 1998 Aug; 44(4): 163-8

ISSN: 0023-2513

PY: 1998



AB: We report herein the rare case of a 61-year-old man with a history of dissecting aortic aneurysm as well as right breast cancer. He complained of abdominal pain due to a progress of aortic dissection in preparation for the radical operation for breast cancer. Blood pressure was initially controlled and he was administered a simple mastectomy under local anesthesia. One month after the first operation, a radical operation for breast cancer was successfully performed. The tumor was in stage II, and two years after the operation, the patient remained free of recurrent disease. This two-step approach for the operation of male breast cancer may be used as a treatment of breast cancer if a patient is too frail for normal surgery.

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