Case Report

Encapsulated Papillary Carcinoma in A Man with Gynecomastia: Ultrasonography, Mammography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features with Pathologic Correlation


  • Ravza Yılmaz
  • Rana Günöz Cömert
  • Samil Aliyev
  • Yücel Toktaş
  • Semen Önder
  • Selman Emirikçi
  • Vahit Özmen

Received Date: 17.08.2017 Accepted Date: 28.11.2017 Eur J Breast Health 2018;14(2):127-131

Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease that constitutes 1% of all breast cancers and encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC) is a rare subtype of malignant male diseases. Gynecomastia is the most common disease of the male breast. We report a 63-year-old male patient with EPC accompanied by gynecomastia that was diagnosed and treated at our breast center. Mammography showed an oval-shaped dense mass with circumscribed margins on the ground of nodular gynecomastia. On ultrasonographic exam, we saw a well-circumscribed complex mass with a solid component which was vascular on Doppler ultrasonography. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a complex cystic mass containing solid components. Dynamic images showed enhancement of the cystic mass wall and mural components. Tumor stage was evaluated as T2N0. The lesion’s histologic examination and immunohistochemical analysis by showing no myoepithelial layer revealed an encapsulated papillary carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case report which describes MR imaging findings of male breast encapsulated papillary cancer.

Keywords: Encapsulated papillary carcinoma, intracystic papillary carcinoma, male, gynecomastia, magnetic resonance imaging