Aggressive metaplastic carcinoma of the breast with osteoclastic giant cells

Kathleen Khong, Yanhong Zhang, Mary Tomic, Karen K Lindfors, Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri

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Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is an uncommon type of malignancy that is aggressive but can mimic other benign breast neoplastic processes on imaging. We present a case of a young female patient who presented with a rapidly progressing metaplastic carcinoma with osteoclastic giant cells subtype. There have been only very rare published reports of this pathologic subtype of metaplastic carcinoma containing osteoclastic giant cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • Breast
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • Metaplastic breast cancer
  • Osteoclastic giant cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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