Pure mucinous carcinoma of the breast.

  title={Pure mucinous carcinoma of the breast.},
  author={Ian K. Komenaka and Mahmoud B. El-Tamer and Andrea B. Troxel and Diane Hamele-Bena and K. Paul Joseph and Elizabeth Horowitz and Beth-Ann Ditkoff and Freya R Schnabel},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={187 4},
BACKGROUND The lack of a standard definition of "pure" mucinous carcinoma of the breast has made it difficult to compare data from different studies. This study used the most stringent criteria to define parameters for truly pure lesions. METHODS Sixty-five patients were identified. The database was used to evaluate patients' demographics, tumor characteristics, and outcomes. Survival curves and predictors of survival were analyzed. RESULTS The mean age of presentation was 67 years. The… CONTINUE READING