Clinical and pathological characteristics of occult breast cancer and review of the literature

Altan E., Altundag K.

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.16, no.3, pp.434-436, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.434-436
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Occult breast cancer is defined as axillary metastasis without clinically and/or radiologically evident primary tumor In female patients presenting with isolated axillary nodes with adenocarcinoma, the most likely primary cancer is an invasive breast carcinoma. Herein we present our experience over this issue, together with a brief review of the literature about this clinically challenging condition.