Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma and Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Associated With Mammary Hamartoma

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, Corazón de María n°64, 7° J, 28002—Madrid, Spain, or e-mail: jruiztovar@gmail.com.

Abstract

Abstract:  Mammary hamartoma is a rare nonmalignant lesion. Only 11 cases of carcinoma associated with hamartoma have been previously described in the literature. We describe a case of infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) associated with hamartoma in a 35-year-old woman. Mammography showed the features of a typical hamartoma with suspicious microcalcifications arising in it. The patient underwent a radical modified mastectomy. It is likely that hamartoma is a coincidental finding. The identification of suspicious microcalcifications in a typical mammographic image of a hamartoma should prompt continued examination to exclude an underlying tumor. 

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