Huge malignant phyllodes breast tumor: A real entity in a new era of early breast cancer

Alberto Testori, Stefano Meroni, Valentina Errico, Roberto Travaglini, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio

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Abstract

Phyllodes tumor is an extremely rare tumor of the breast. It occurs in females in the third and fourth decades. The difficulty in distinguishing between phyllodes tumors and benign fibroadenoma may lead to misdiagnosis. Lymph node involvement is rarely described in phyllodes tumors; for this reason, sentinel node biopsy may be warranted. We present a case of a 33-year-old woman affected by huge tumor of the right breast with ulceration in the skin with a rapid tumor growth and with omolateral axillary metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 27 2015

Keywords

  • Axillary metastasis
  • Breast cancer
  • Phyllodes breast tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery

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