Extra-abdominal desmoid mimicking malignant male breast tumor

K. Ormándi, Gy Lázár, A. Tószegi, A. Palkó

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A rare case of extra-abdominal desmoid tumor is reported. A palpable mass was detected in the right breast of a 47-year-old man. Mammography showed a stellate mass without calcification, and breast ultrasound examination revealed a solid, inhomogeneous, non-calcified lesion. The result of cytological examination of the fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimen was equivocal. Histology of the surgical specimen showed extra-abdominal desmoid tumor. Extra-abdominal presentation of this semimalignant tumor is rare and may mimic malignant breast tumor. Differential diagnosis is difficult and usually based on the result of the histological examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1122
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999



  • Breast tumor
  • Extra-abdominal desmoid
  • Male breast
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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