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phyl·lode

(fil'ōd),
A flattened leaflike petiole; applied to any structure resembling a leaf, especially to a cross-section of a neoplasm with a foliated structure, such as cystosarcoma phyllodes.
[G. phyllōdēs, like leaves, fr. phyllon, leaf, + eidos, resemblance]

phyllode

an unusual type of leaf in which the lamina is absent but the petiole is so flattened as to appear like a normal leaf, and there is still an axillary bud in the leaf node. Phyllodes are found, for example, in the grass vetch, Lathyrus nissolia.
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20 In this study, among the lesions in grade 4A, there were 13 cases of benign lesions including two cases of adenoma, five cases of adenoma fibrosum, two cases of intraductal papilloma, one case of mastitis, one case of breast phyllodes tumor, one case of hyperplasia of mammary glands and one case of granulomatous inflammation and seven cases of malignant lesions.
Establishment and persistence characteristics in juvenile leaves and phyllodes of Acacia koa (Leguminosae) in Hawaii.
Another FNR was a case of benign phyllodes tumor on cytology examination, which was finally diagnosed as invasive ductal carcinoma.
Comparison of water-use efficiency and internal leaf carbon-dioxide concentration in juvenile leaves and phyllodes of Acacia koa (Leguminosae) from Hawaii, estimated by 2 methods.
The biopsy of the left breast was performed under ultrasound guidance, and the pathological finding indicated a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin, otherwise known as a gigantic cystosarcoma phyllodes [Figure 1]e.
5) The histogenesis of primary osteosarcoma of the breast has not been fully elucidated, though an origin from totipotent mesenchymal cells of the breast stroma or a transformation from a pre-existing fibroadenoma or phyllodes tumor have been suggested.
Phyllodes tumours were seen in 2 patients from 3 rd and 4th decade of life.
Malignant phyllodes tumor, previously known as cystosarcoma phyllodes or periductal stromal tumor, is a lobulated and well-demarcated solid tumor with homogeneous or heterogeneous echo-texture.
Among 15 cases of benign breast lesions, 7(46%) patients had fibroadenoma, 5(33%) had fibrocystic changes and 1(7%) case each had fat necrosis, duct ectasia and benign phyllodes tumour.
The 57-year-old Labour MSP for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn was 49 when she was diagnosed with a phyllodes tumour, a rare form of breast cancer.