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Title:
Cardiac Metastases from Solid Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast: Analysis of Clinicopathological Characteristics
Authors:  Fei Teng, M.M., Dong Chen, M.D., Ying Wu, M.D., Jian-feng Shang, M.M., Yan-wei Li, M.M., and Guo-liang Lian, B.M.
  Objective: To gain further understanding of the pathological features and biological behavior of solid papillary carcinoma (SPC) of the breast.
Study Design:
We stained tissue sections of a right atrial tumor excised from a patient with SPC of the breast with metastasis to the right atrium, using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining and immunohistochemistry.
Results:
The solid area of the tumor showed an intermingled fibrovascular network with no apparent papillary structures on H&E staining, providing an auxiliary diagnosis for myocardial invasion. Immunohistochemical staining confirmed cardiac metastasis of invasive SPC of the breast.
Conclusion:
Pathological examination of this case improves our understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of metastatic SPC.
Keywords:  breast; breast cancer; breast carcino- ma; carcinoma, papillary; cardiac mass; cardiac metastases; echocardiography; heart; clinicopathological characteristics; metastasis; solid papillary carcinoma
   
   
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