Case Report
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World J Clin Oncol. Oct 10, 2016; 7(5): 420-424
Published online Oct 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i5.420
Male papillary breast cancer treated by wide resection and latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: A case report and review of the literature
Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Eike Burandt, Joanna Banys, Stefan Geist, Guido Sauter, Natalia Krawczyk, Peter Paluchowski
Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg, 22087 Hamburg, Germany
Eike Burandt, Guido Sauter, Department of Pathology, University of Hamburg, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Joanna Banys, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
Stefan Geist, Peter Paluchowski, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Regio Klinikum Pinneberg, 25421 Pinneberg, Germany
Natalia Krawczyk, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Duesseldorf, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the acquisition of data, writing, and revision of this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Peter Paluchowski, MD, Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Regio Klinikum Pinneberg, Fahltskamp 74, 25421 Pinneberg, Germany.
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Received: June 1, 2016
Peer-review started: June 3, 2016
First decision: July 5, 2016
Revised: July 21, 2016
Accepted: September 13, 2016
Article in press: September 15, 2016
Published online: October 10, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Male breast cancer (BC) is typically diagnosed at an advanced stage, most likely due to a lack of awareness that men can develop BC. Therefore, in case of a large tumor, a flap-based thoracic reconstruction may be required.