Occult breast carcinoma presenting as an axillary mass.


Breast carcinoma presents rarely (<5% of cases) as an axillary mass without an obvious primary tumor. The value of mammography in detecting an occult breast carcinoma is low, with a sensitivity of 29 per cent and specificity of 73 per cent. MRI and positron emission tomography (PET) are potentially more sensitive in this setting. We present a case recently… (More)


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@article{Scoggins1999OccultBC, title={Occult breast carcinoma presenting as an axillary mass.}, author={Charles Raben Scoggins and Jo{\~a}o Vicente Vitola and Martin Sandler and J. B. Atkinson and M. Frexes-Steed}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={1999}, volume={65 1}, pages={1-5} }