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June 23, 1917

ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE BREAST OCCURRING IN A BOY OF THIRTEEN

Author Affiliations

Columbia, Mo. Instructor in Pathology, University of Missouri, School of Medicine

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(25):1899-1900. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060307010
Abstract

Carcinoma of the breast in the male child is extremely rare. Some assert that it never occurs,1 while others merely mention it as "possibly occurring, but very rarely." In light of the report of the case of carcinoma in the breast of a boy by Blodgett,2 it would seem unwarranted to affirm its nonoccurrence. Blodgett's patient was a boy, aged 12, and is the only case which I have been able to find in the literature in which a carcinoma occurred in the male breast at an earlier age than in the case which I am reporting.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —John S., aged 13, American, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 127 pounds, well built, healthy and strong, had never had any serious illness, and was considered very hearty. His father and mother were both living and in good health. The grandfather on the father's side died

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