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Myxoid liposarcoma of the breast in a 25-year-old female as a diagnostic pitfall in fine needle aspiration cytology: report of a rare case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18677756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary sarcomas of the breast are extremely rare comprising less than 1.0% of all malignant tumors of the breast. It is even rarer to be reported in a 25-year-old female. This can cause a diagnostic dilemma not only for the clinician but also for the cytopathologist. A 25-year-old woman presented with a well defined firm, mobile lump in her right breast. With fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and ultrasonography a diagnosis of fibroadenoma was made. The patient underwent lumpectomy. Histopathologically it was diagnosed as myxoid liposarcoma. This case is reported to highlight the fact that, even though rare in young females but the possibility of a breast lump being a myxoid liposarcoma does exist. This report discusses a primary myxoid liposarcoma of female breast, considers cytologic differential diagnoses with review of the relevant literature.
Ishita Pant; Gurjeet Kaur; Sanjeev Chandra Joshi; Imran Abdul Khalid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  674-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Breast / pathology*
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology*
Diagnostic Errors*
Liposarcoma, Myxoid / diagnosis*,  pathology*

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