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Encapsulated papillary carcinoma of the breast: A rare entity
Niharika Shah1, Santosh Upadhyaya Kafle2, Punam Paudyal3
1MD Pathology, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
2MD Pathology, Fellowship Dermatopathology, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Birat Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal
3MD Pathology, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Article ID: 100012Z11NS2017
doi:10.5348/Z11-2017-12-CS-1

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Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
BPKIHS, Ghopa Camp
Dharan
Nepal

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Shah N, Kafle SU, Paudyal P. Encapsulated papillary carcinoma of the breast: A rare entity. J Case Rep Images Pathol 2017;3:1–4.


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Introduction: Encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC) is a rare breast malignancy with a slow growth rate and excellent prognosis.
Case Series: There were two cases of EPC, one of them was a 60-year-old female presenting with two lumps in the right breast at 3 o‘clock and 9 o‘clock positions. A right modified radical mastectomy with axillary dissection was done subsequently. On histopathology EPC was diagnosed. The other case was of a 45-year-old female presenting with bloody nipple discharge and a 2-cm subareolar lump. Histopathology revealed features of EPC with invasion into the fibrous capsule. In both cases, there was no associated ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the surrounding tissue and lymph nodes were not involved.
Conclusion: Encapsulated papillary carcinoma is a rare breast malignancy with excellent prognosis. In the absence of associated DCIS in the surrounding tissue or areas of infiltrating carcinoma, it has a very favorable prognosis with adequate local therapy alone.

Keywords: Bloody nipple discharge, Cystic, Encapsulated papillary carcinoma breast


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Author Contributions:
Niharika Shah – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published.
Santosh Upadhyaya Kafle – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Punam Paudyal – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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