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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 544-547

Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia masquerading as breast carcinoma: A rare case report


Department of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Asha S Anand
Department of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.200112

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Leukemic involvement of the breast is very rare and more commonly seen in acute myeloid leukemia. Involvement of the breast in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at diagnosis is very rarely reported and is often confused with primary breast tumors. We present a case of young female presenting with breast mass and axillary lymphadenopathy, thus masquerading as breast carcinoma. Breast biopsy and bone marrow examination revealed leukemic infiltration of pre-B cell ALL. Cerebrospinal fluid showed involvement with leukemic cells. The patient was treated with MCP-841 protocol and therapeutic cranial irradiation, followed by maintenance oral chemotherapy leading to complete resolution of breast mass. Thus, ALL should be considered in the list of differential diagnosis of breast masses, especially in young females.


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