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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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Establishment and persistence characteristics in juvenile leaves and phyllodes of Acacia koa (Leguminosae) in Hawaii.
Diagnosis of breast cancer with mammography is established on the difference of density of lesion and surrounding tissue.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.
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.
While 66 patients were diagnosed with more descriptive results as conventional fibroadenoma, complex fibroadenoma, cellular fibroadenoma, benign phyllodes on CNB, the other 66 patients were diagnosed with suspicious BFL and excision was recommended.
Two patients in our study (2.46%) showed benign phyllodes; one was in forth decade and other was in fifth decade.
Distinguishing it from cystosarcoma phyllodes preoperatively is difficult, but is important as they have a different therapeutic approach and different follow-up.
La cirugia reconstructiva de mama ofrece a las pacientes alivio en sintomas secundarios a deformidades ocasionadas por tumores que, a pesar de ser benignos como en el caso de algunos tumores phyllodes, alteran la calidad de vida por ocasionar dolor, deformidad y dificultades con la ropa.
Surgical excision is demonstrated if the mass persists to adulthood or reaches 5 cm which can lead to risk of developing giant fibroadenoma or cystosarcoma phyllodes (1, 2, 13).
The infiltrating ductal carcinoma was the predominant histological type in 95% (20) of the cases and one patient (4.8%) had a phyllodes tumor.
Out of these patients, 90.2% (n=46) had IDC, 5.9% had ILC, 2% (n=1) had mucinous carcinoma, and 2% (n=1) had phyllodes tumor as the histological subtype.
The results showed that the tumour was phyllodes, which are large, fast-growing masses that form from the periductal stromal cells of the breast.