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Rapidly growing myofibroblastoma of the breast diagnosed in a premenopausal woman. Management and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23619010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Myofibroblastoma of the breast (MFB) is a rare benign tumor of mesenchymal origin with only 80 cases reported in the literature so far. It most commonly occurs in elderly males and postmenopausal females and grows slowly over a period of months to years. In this study we describe a very rare case of a MFB in a premenopausal woman who presented with a rapidly growing breast mass. Diagnostic evaluation and management of the patient are discussed along with a review of the literature. We conclude that despite its rarity, myofibroblastoma should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of mesenchymal breast tumors. No specific imaging features have been described. Thorough immunohistochemical analysis is crucial to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Local excision is the treatment of choice.
Nikolaos S Salemis; Georgios Nakos; Evangelos Tsiambas; Vlasios Tsantilas; Charalambos Seretis
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breast disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Breast Dis     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8801277     Medline TA:  Breast Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Breast Surgery Unit, Army General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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