Do Clinical and Immunohistochemical Findings of Pure Mucinous Breast Carcinoma Differ from Mixed Mucinous Breast Carcinoma ?

Erhan Y., Ciris M., Zekioglu O., Erhan Y., Kapkac M., Makay O., ...More

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.109, no.2, pp.204-208, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680406
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-208
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Mucinous carcinoma of the breast is a relatively rare histologic type with two subtypes : pure and mixed. It has a favourable prognosis with a low risk of axillary metastases. The prognosis for pure mucinous carcinoma (PMC) was much better than for the mixed mucinous carcinoma (MMC). The aim of the study is to determine suitable candidates for breast or axillary conservation in mucinous carcinoma subtypes.