Lipid-rich carcinoma is a carcinoma of the breast characterized by abundant amounts of neutral lipids in the cytoplasm of approximately 90% of the malignant epithelial cells. The tumours typically present as palpable nodules which range in size from 1.2 to 15 cm
Wrba F, Ellinger A, Reiner G, Spona J, Holzner JH (1988)
Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical characteristics of lipid-rich carcinoma of the breast.
Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol 413: 381-5
Patients are between 33 and 81 years old and typically female; one case has been reported in a 55-year old man
Mazzella FM, Sieber SC, Braza F (1995)
. A positive correlation of lipid content with high histological grade has been found
Ductal carcinoma of male breast with prominent lipid-rich component.
Pathology 27: 280-3
Fisher ER, Gregorio R, Kim WS, Redmond C (1977)
. Extensive lymph node metastases occur in a majority of cases
Lipid in invasive cancer of the breast.
Am J Clin Pathol 68: 558-61
Ramos CV, Taylor HB (1974)
. The prognosis remains uncertain due to the heterogeneity of the reported lesions and very short follow-up periods
Lipid-rich carcinoma of the breast. A clinicopathologic analysis of 13 examples.
Cancer 33: 812-9
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World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
IARC Press: Lyon 2003