ductal carcinoma

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duct car·ci·no·ma

, ductal carcinoma
a carcinoma derived from epithelium of ducts, for example, in the breast or pancreas.
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ductal carcinoma

Infiltrating duct carcinoma, infiltrating carcinoma–not otherwise specified Oncology The major pathologic form of breast CA, which accounts for 50-75% of all invasive breast CAs Pathology To be defined as DC, 90% of tissue examined must have a ductal pattern; grossly, DC is indurated with a stellate pattern of extension; DC imparts an unripe pear sensation when cut with a fresh scalpel. See Axillary dissection, Estrogen receptors. Cf Lobular carcinoma, Medullary carcinoma.
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Ductal carcinoma

A type of cancer that accounts for as much as 80% of breast cancers. These tumors feel bigger than they look on ultrasound or mammogram.
Mentioned in: Breast Ultrasound
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Microphotograph of H&E Stained Section of Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (100 X)
Therefore, in this respect, metaplastic carcinomas should be differentiated from mucinous carcinoma or infiltrating ductal carcinoma by the presence of necrotic components.
Key Words: Breast carcinoma, infiltrating ductal carcinoma, Patho-demographic.
The prognostic significance of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast (MCB)--a case controlled comparison study with infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Breast.
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma NOS was the predominant histopathological type (80.56%, 29/36).
In August 2006, when mammography was suspicious for breast cancer, a biopsy diagnosed infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast.
Twenty years earlier, the patient had undergone a quadrantectomy and an axillary lymphadenectomy after she had been diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma with metastases in five lymph nodes (pT2N2a).
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the right axillary mass done in a private clinic was reported as metastatic adenocarcinoma, strongly suspicious of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast.
Estrogen was associated with a reduced risk of developing infiltrating ductal carcinoma but not infiltrating lobular cancers.
One of these was an infiltrating ductal carcinoma deep against the chest wall, not included in the field of view of the recent mammogram.