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Gaceta médica de México

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KARAM-ORANTES, Marcia et al. Mammary Paget's disease: case report and review of the literature. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2006, vol.142, n.3, pp.243-246. ISSN 0016-3813.

Paget's disease of the nipple is a superficial manifestation of an underlying breast malignancy. It has been reported in 1-3% of all breast carcinomas. The peak incidence is between 50 and 60 years. Its clinical presentation includes an unilateral, erythematous, slightly infiltrated scaly plaque and nipple retraction. Sero-sanguineous discharge may be observed. We here report a 51 year old woman who had an eight month history of an eritematous-squamous plaque with hematic scabs in the left nipple, with mild pruritus. A biopsy was taken and the diagnosis confirmed Paget's disease and intraductal breast carcinoma.

Keywords : Mammary Paget's disease; Paget's cells; intraductal breast carcinoma.

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