World Journal of Surgical Research Volume No 7

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Transformation of recurrent fibroadenoma to phyllodes tumour: a case report and review of literature

Pandey Manoj, Karthikeyan Senniappan, Sharma Naveen, K Ravi Devendra, Kumar Mohan and Shukla Mridula
World Journal of Surgical Research 2012, 1:5



Fibroadenoma, though considered a common benign breast lesion, can undergo malignant changes, majority of which are in situ carcinomatous lesions..

Case report:

We report one such case and discuss the possible genetic reason for this change. The clinical and radiological features of these tumours, diagnostic pathological tools, their limitations and the treatment modalities are also discussed.


Fibroadenoma transforming into phyllodes tumour is a very rare phenomenon Only six cases have been reported in the literature previously.

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