Invasive papillary carcinoma of the breast

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Invasive papillary carcinoma of the breast is an uncommon type of invasive breast cancer.

It should not be confused with indolent behaving intracystic papillary carcinoma of the breast, also known as encapsulated papillary carcinoma of the breast).


  • Rare ~ 1-2% of breast carcinomas in women.[1]
  • The "solid" variant (papillae dramatically compressed together) can also occur.[1]




See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J B, L.; Kini, RG.; Amber, S. (Jun 2013). "Invasive (solid) Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast: A Report of Two Cases.". J Clin Diagn Res 7 (6): 1150-1. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2013/5134.3045. PMID 23905125.