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Case Report
4 (
2
); 188-190
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.112763

Cytologic diagnosis of undifferentiated high grade pleomorphic sarcoma of breast presenting with brain metastasis

Departments of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Departments of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Dr. Indranil Chakrabarti Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal India drinch@rediffmail.com

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

Primary sarcoma of breast are rare. Diagnosis by aspiration cytology is difficult due to nonspecific cytomorphologic features. An initial presentation with neurological symptoms due to metastasis of breast sarcoma to the brain has not been previously reported. Here, we describe a case of a 60‑year-old female who presented with headache, dizziness and convulsion and was subsequently diagnosed with undifferentiated high grade pleomorphic sarcoma of breast with cerebellar metastasis.

Keywords

Aspiration cytology
breast sarcoma
cerebellar metastasis
pleomorphic malignant fibrous histiocytoma
undifferentiated high grade pleomorphic sarcoma

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