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Paget's disease of the breast in a man without underlying breast carcinoma.
  1. S T O'Sullivan,
  2. G T McGreal,
  3. A Lyons,
  4. L Burke,
  5. J G Geoghegan,
  6. M P Brady
  1. University Department of Surgery, Cork Regional Hospital, Ireland.


    A case of histologically confirmed Paget's disease of the breast in a 72 year old man, without underlying breast carcinoma, is reported. This report raises questions about the pathogenesis of this condition and suggests that Paget's disease is an independent, intraepidermal carcinoma rather than a direct extension of intraductal carcinoma of the breast to the nipple and areola.

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