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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Incidence and pattern of rare tumors of breast in patients attending a tertiary care hospital in North India


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Author Details: Aneeta Singh Malhotra, Bawana Raina, Swati Gupta, Arvind Khajuria, Kuldeep Chander Goswami

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 174

Article End Page : 178


Abstract

Introduction: Breast tumors comprise a vast collection of different entities characterized by varied biological and pathological features, clinical profile and behaviour. Breast lesions are diverse and vary from simple fibroadenomas to various common carcinomas like infiltrating ductal carcinomas to rarer entities such as angiosarcoma, pleomorphic variant of lobular carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, tubular carcinoma, malignant phylloides etc.
Aim and Objectives: To study the incidence of neoplastic breast lesions and to evaluate the incidence of rare breast lesions in a tertiary care hospital along with the clinicopathological co-relation of the same.
Materials and Method: A three year prospective as well as retrospective study of all breast specimens received during the period from June 2013 to June 2016 was carried out. The necessary information and clinical data was obtained from the concerned sections.
Results: A few rare entities like malignant phylloides, schwannoma, leiomyosarcoma, angiosarcoma, lymphoma were identified.

Keywords:
Breast, Lobular Carcinoma, Medullary Carcinoma