Core needle biopsy as a diagnostic tool to differentiate phyllodes tumor
Malignant phyllodes tumor
of the female breast: association of primary therapy with cause-specific survival from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program.
Preoperative open biopsy was taken which revealed benign phyllodes tumor
(32) Key histologic features that aid in the differential diagnosis are the characteristic leaflike fronds with stromal expansion and benign epithelial lining of phyllodes tumor
(Figure 2, A).
Hormone receptor gene and oncogene expressions are extremely low in MBC, which may occasionally emerge from underlying fibroadenoma or phyllodes tumor
. Imaging features have been variously described such as well-circumscribed, irregular, or spiculated (26); circumscribed, noncalcified, spiculated (24); oval, indistinct, and partially well-circumscribed (27).
Parameters favoring phyllodes tumor
diagnosis included increased stromal cellularity, pleomorphism, stromal overgrowth, and presence of mitoses.
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The treatment and prognosis of patients with phyllodes tumor
of the breast: an analysis of 170 cases.
Successful therapy of a malignant phyllodes tumor
of the prostate after postoperative local failure.
Two cases of phyllodes tumor
were incorrectly reported as fibroadenoma on cytology.
* Phyllodes tumor
. A very rare form of breast cancer, phyllodes tumor
forms in the connective tissue of the breast, called the stroma.