Infarctions in fibroadenomas of the breast during pregnancy--a case report and a review of the literature

Ohwada, S.; Kurihara, T.; Ogiwara, H.; Yokota, T.; Teshigawara, O.; Ishii, H.; Joshita, T.; Honma, M.; Fujii, T.; Kawai, T.

Gan no Rinsho. Japan Journal of Cancer Clinics 36(2): 181-186


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-4949
PMID: 2308210
Document Number: 366330
Described is a case of infarctions in fibroadenomas of the breast that occurred during pregnancy, with a review of the pertinent literature and a brief discussion on the difficulty of achieving a cytologic diagnosis. A 24-year-old female presented tender lumps that increased in size in her breast during the 7 months of her pregnancy. A subsequent cytologic examination revealed many typical cells with clustered nude nuclei. The cytologic diagnosis indicated a Group V, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Following delivery of her infant, the lumps were excised. Microscopic examination revealed extensive infarcted fibroadenomas with lactational changes.

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