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Primary osteosarcoma of the breast after complete resection of a metaplastic ossification: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2016
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Title
Primary osteosarcoma of the breast after complete resection of a metaplastic ossification: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13256-016-1008-2
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Authors

Evariste Gafumbegete, Uta Fahl, Regina Weinhardt, Michael Respondek, Alaa Eldin Elsharkawy

Abstract

Primary osteosarcoma of the breast is an extremely rare lesion. The pathogenesis of primary osteosarcomas is controversial. We present the case of a 63-year-old white German woman who presented with a mass in her right breast after routine screening. The core needle biopsy showed ductal hyperplasia with metaplastic ossification of the breast tissue. Complete excision of the lesion with standard safety margins was performed. The final diagnosis was metaplastic ossification. Three years later, our patient presented again with a painless lump in her right breast about 15 × 8 × 7 cm, extending to the lower part of axilla with skin ulceration. Pathologic diagnosis was osteosarcoma. Positron emission tomography and computed tomography and staging showed no other lesions. Modified radical mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection was performed, no lymph node metastases were found. Our case highlights the possibility that primary osteosarcoma of the breast may develop after complete resection with the classical safety margin for metaplastic ossification. Long-term follow-up after resection of this benign breast lesion is required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 27%
Researcher 2 18%
Student > Master 2 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 18%
Lecturer 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 82%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 May 2017.
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#6,240,823
of 11,329,665 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#401
of 1,684 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#112,594
of 260,573 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#5
of 84 outputs
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