Paget’s disease of male breast, a rare but rising ailment

  • Randhir Sagar Yadav Tokha Chandeshwori Primary Health Center, District Public Health Office, Kathmandu
  • Shumneva Shrestha
  • Prabesh Bikram Singh
  • Sadikshya Sharma Sadikshya Sharma
  • Bikash Nepal
  • Prakash Sayami


Male breast cancer constitutes less than 1% of all breast carcinomas whereas Paget’s disease accountsfor less than 1% of entire breast cancers. Unawareness and misdiagnosis lead to delayed presentationat a higher grade making the prognosis worse than females. Genetics and hormonal factors arestrongly linked to its occurrence. Investigations, diagnosis, staging and management strategies formale breast cancers are concluded from studies done in female cases. We present a case of a 65years literate gentleman who presented with fungating right breast mass with bleeding ulcer whounderwent modified radical mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy.Key words: Male breast cancer; Paget’s disease; Prognosis.

Author Biographies

Shumneva Shrestha
Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu
Prabesh Bikram Singh
Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu
Sadikshya Sharma Sadikshya Sharma
College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur Email:
Bikash Nepal
Bikash Nepal Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu Email:
Prakash Sayami
Prakash Sayami Manmohan Cardio-thoracic Vascular and Transplant Center, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Email:
How to Cite
YADAV, Randhir Sagar et al. Paget’s disease of male breast, a rare but rising ailment. J Soc Surg Nep, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 2, p. 49-52, july 2018. ISSN 2392-4772. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 01 dec. 2023.
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