Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast, presenting as a cancer

Giovanna Gatti, Giuseppe Viale, Serife Simsek, Stefano Zurrida, Mattia Intra, Pietro Caldarella, Alberto Luini

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Aims and background: Adenomyoepithelioma is a rare lesion that can involve the breast tissue. The diagnostic appearance of the lesion can give raise to a difficult differential diagnosis with breast carcinoma. Patients and methods: We report our experience with a case of adenomyoepithelioma whose differential diagnosis with a breast carcinoma was particularly difficult, leading to surgery for definitive histology. Discussion: Few papers are available with evidence about adenomyoepithelioma. The difficult differential diagnosis and the potentiality of malignant evolution of this lesion could in principle justify a conservative surgical approach for final histology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


  • Adenomyoepithelioma
  • Breast cancer diagnosis
  • Case report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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