PECULIARITIES OF DIAGNOSIS IN THE PHYLLODES TUMOR

O.Andronic1, D. Ion1,2, Izabela Marin 1, Georgiana Radu 1, D.N. Păduraru 1,2

1The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
2General Surgery and Emergency Clinic III – The University Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Romania


Corresponding author: Dan Nicolae Păduraru
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Abstract

Phyllodes tumor (PT) is an uncommon and distinct category of breast cancer, being a particular form of intracanalicularfibroadenoma. A definitive diagnosis is difficult to make just based on imaging investigations and fine needle biopsy; also PTs are frequently misinterpreted as breast fibroadenomas. In the case of of a 26-year old woman with a suspected PT (based on clinical investigation) which was first diagnosed as a fibroadenoma using ultrasonography and preoperative biopsy, further investigation was needed. A limited resection was performed and the postoperative histopathology confirmed the diagnosis as PT.

Keywords: phyllodes tumor, fibroadenoma, breast cancer

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