Journal Breast Cancer Reports

Breast Cancer Reports

ISSN 2057-1631
Case report

Primary sarcoma of the breast in the young Rwandan females

Uyisenga Jeanne P1,2, Segers K2, Butera Yvan3,4,7, Musoni Emile5, Uwimana Simeon5, Habanabakize Thomas5, Ruzigana Georges6, Mugenzi Pacifique3, Josse Claire4, Bours Vincent2† and Mutesa Leon7†*

*Correspondence: Mutesa Leon

†These are contributed equally to this work.

1. College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, Africa.

Author Affiliations

2. Laboratory of Human Genetics, GIGA Research Institute, University of Liege, and CHU Liège, Belgium, Europe.

3. Department of Oncology, Radiotherapy Center, Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe, Kigali, Rwanda, Africa.

4. Department of Medical Oncology, GIGA Research Institute, University Hospital (CHU Liège), B35, -2, Liège, Belgium, Europe.

5. Departement of Pathology, Kigali University Teaching Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda, Africa.

6. Departement of Pathology, Butare University Teaching Hospital, Butare, Rwanda, Africa.

7. Center for Human Genetics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, Africa.


Primary breast sarcoma (PBS) is a very rare disease with an annual incidence estimated to 45 cases per million. It rises from breast connective tissue and constitutes highly recurrent tumors with poor prognosis. The management of the primary breast sarcoma relies on the tumor size, histology, and requires a multidisciplinary approach. In sub-Saharan Africa PBS was very rarely reported. We are reporting here on two cases. The two cases observed in our settings were young women who presented with high-grade sarcoma showing an aggressive form, a very fast recurrence and worse prognosis within few months following the diagnosis.

Keywords: Primary breast sarcoma, young female, Rwanda

ISSN 2057-1631
Volume 6
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