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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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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