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Male occult triple-negative breast cancer
  1. Basma Alsayed1,
  2. Hussain Adnan Abdulla1,
  3. Hadi Alaskar2 and
  4. Ali Dhaif1
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  2. 2 Department of Surgery, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hussain Adnan Abdulla, hussainaabdulla{at}


Male breast cancer is a rare but important condition accounting for only 1% of breast cancer worldwide and less than 1% of all male malignancies. Occult male breast cancer is an extremely rare type of male breast cancer that manifests as axillary metastases without an identifiable breast lesion. We report a case of triple-negative occult male breast cancer who underwent modified radical mastectomy.

  • breast cancer
  • breast surgery

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  • Contributors BA and HAA wrote the manuscript. HA was responsible for editing the manuscript. AD, the consultant surgeon responsible for the patient’s care, revised the manuscript and gave it final approval.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.