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Cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma (CHDC): a rare distinctive variant of ductal carcinoma
  1. Ashley DiPasquale1,2,
  2. Lashan Peiris2,3 and
  3. Svetlana Silverman3,4
  1. 1Harvard University T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  3. 3Covenant Health, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  4. 4Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ashley DiPasquale; adipasqu{at}


Cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma (CHDC) is a rare distinctive variant of ductal carcinoma that behaves in a low-grade fashion. This rare form of breast malignancy has only been reported a handful of times in the surgical literature. This article outlines the clinical presentation, workup and management of a 43-year-old woman who presented with a bilobed cystic mass of the right breast diagnosed as CHDC.

  • breast cancer
  • pathology
  • breast surgery

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  • Contributors LP performed surgical excision and clinical care. SS performed pathological diagnosis. AD performed data collection, analysis, and writing of manuscript. All authors read, edited and approved final manuscript.

  • 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.