Carcinoma of the breast in children : a case report and review of the literature
CITATION: Heydenrych, J. J., Villet, W. T. & Von der Heyden, U. 1980. Carcinoma of the breast in children : a case report and review of the literature. South African Medical Journal, 50:1005-1008.
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The case of a 10-yr-old girl with juvenile carcinoma of the breast is presented. The literature is reviewed and current thoughts relating to the treatment of breast carcinoma in children are discussed. The major controversy seems to revolve around the choice between radical and local excision in cases of juvenile or secretory breast cancer.