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Year: 2016   |   Volume: 5   |   Issue: 6   |   Page: 544-547     View issue

Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia masquerading as breast carcinoma: A rare case report


Rahul Kulkarni, Asha Anand, Sonia Parikh, Priyanka Patel
Abstract

Leukemic involvement of the breast is very rare and more commonly seen in acute myeloid leukemia. Involvement of the breast in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at diagnosis is very rarely reported and is often confused with primary breast tumors. We present a case of young female presenting with breast mass and axillary lymphadenopathy, thus masquerading as breast carcinoma. Breast biopsy and bone marrow examination revealed leukemic infiltration of pre-B cell ALL. Cerebrospinal fluid showed involvement with leukemic cells. The patient was treated with MCP-841 protocol and therapeutic cranial irradiation, followed by maintenance oral chemotherapy leading to complete resolution of breast mass. Thus, ALL should be considered in the list of differential diagnosis of breast masses, especially in young females.

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Kulkarni R, Anand A, Parikh S, Patel P. Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia masquerading as breast carcinoma: A rare case report. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2016;5(6):544-7. https://doi.org/10.4103/2278-0513.200112
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Kulkarni, R., Anand, A., Parikh, S., & Patel, P. (2016). Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia masquerading as breast carcinoma: A rare case report. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 5(6), 544-547. https://doi.org/10.4103/2278-0513.200112

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