Open Journal of Radiology

Volume 7, Issue 4 (December 2017)

ISSN Print: 2164-3024   ISSN Online: 2164-3032

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Echo-Mammographic and Anatomo-Pathological Aspects of Male Breast Cancer in Togo

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DOI: 10.4236/ojrad.2017.74028    617 Downloads   1,130 Views   Citations


Studies of male breast cancer are rare in Africa. In Togo in particular, no work has focused on the epidemiological, mammo-echographic, pathological, therapeutic or prognostic aspects of male breast cancer. The aim of this study is to report cases of male breast cancer in Togo by describing the main epidemiological, mammo-echographic and pathological aspects. This was a retrospective, descriptive and analytical study of 10 cases of male patients presenting with breast cancer confirmed by the pathologic examination on the echo-guided samples over a period of 6 years in University Teaching Hospital in Lomé. A total of ten patients were retained. The mean age of patients was 55 years with extremes of 39 years and 65 years. All patients had a palpable breast mass. The lesions were classified in 60% American College of Radiology (ACR) 5 and 40% ACR 4. The axillary lymph node invasion rate was 40%. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma was the histologic type diagnosed in all patients. Any breast mass in an elderly male subject is suspected with high predictive value. Mammography ultrasound plays an important role in the diagnosis alongside pathology.

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N’timon, B. , Darré, T. , Dagbé, M. , Gbandé, P. , Amadou, A. , Tchaou, M. , Sonhaye, L. , Aboubakari, S. , Edi, K. , Agoda-Koussema, L. and Adjenou, K. (2017) Echo-Mammographic and Anatomo-Pathological Aspects of Male Breast Cancer in Togo. Open Journal of Radiology, 7, 250-258. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2017.74028.

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