A Case Study on Giant Malignant Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast

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A Case Study on Giant Malignant Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast

June 25, 2021 Medicine and Medical Science 0

Phyllodes tumor is a rare fibroepithelial breast tumor that accounts for less than 1% of all breast neoplasms [1]. Clinically, it is a large, smooth, and rapidly growing mass that develops from the periductal stroma of the breast [2]. Phyllodes tumors can be classified as benign, borderline, or malignant, with malignant tumors accounting for between 23 and 50 percent of all cases. This classification is based on histologic characteristics such as stromal cellularity and atypia, mitotic count, and stromal overgrowth [2]. The goal of this review is to characterize the main clinical and radiological findings, as well as the anatomopathological findings, of phyllodes tumors. We present a case of a massive malignant phyllodes tumor in a 62-year-old woman who presented with a large breast mass over a 10-month period. The patient had a total mastectomy, and pathology revealed a malignant tumor.

Author (s) Details

Catarina Abreu Silva
Hospital Pedro Hispano, Portugal.

Madalena Souto Moura
Hospital Pedro Hispano, Portugal.

Mariana Gomes Afonso
Hospital Pedro Hispano, Portugal.

Susana Lopes Rodrigues
Hospital Pedro Hispano, Portugal.

Ana Catarina Silva
Hospital Pedro Hispano, Portugal.

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