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Traditional Final Diagnosis:
Right breast, excisional biopsy:
Fibroadenoma with Lobular carcinoma in situ
The Doctor's Doctor
Right breast biopsy showing the following:
This is a benign nodule composed of a mixture
of breast lining cells and the fibrous tissue that supports it.
2. Lobular Carcinoma in Situ
This is a proliferation of cells which have
a malignant appearance but have not invaded into the surrounding
breast fibrous tissue. These cells are present within the
fibroadenoma (See comment).
|Traditional Gross Description:
Received is a biopsy specimen which measures
2 x 2 x 1.5 cm. It is composed of tan-yellow tissue with no
orientation. The margins are inked black. Serial cross
sections reveal tan-white tissue with a single circumscribed nodule
that measures 0.5 cm in greatest diameter. Serially sectioned
and totally embedded in 3 casettes.
The Doctor's Doctor Gross Description:
The surgeon removed a piece of breast tissue
that measured about 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 inches. After placing ink on the
margins, the tissue was sliced and a nodule was found which measured
about 1/4 inch. All of the tissue was prepared for examination
under the microscope.
|Traditional Microscopic Diagnosis:
Microscopic sections show a circumscribed nodule
of focally hyperplastic ducts enveloped by a paucicellular stroma
with myxoid change. There are no areas of stromal overgrowth.
The stromal cells are bland with no mitotic figures found.
Within some of the ducts are a uniform expansion of lobular cells,
some of which have a signet ring appearance. No invasion is
Doctor Microscopic Diagnosis:
Under the microscope, the tissue shows breast
tissue with two lesions. The first is a fibroadenoma which shows
ducts (the glands that produce milk) which are surrounded by benign
fibrous tissue. Within some of these ducts, are cancerous cells
which have not invaded into the surrounding tissue.
The Doctor's Doctor
A fibroadenoma is a benign condition, which
has been classified under the heading of fibrocystic disease of the
breast. Within this benign lesion, however, are cancerous cells
(lobular carcinoma in situ), which have not invaded the surrounding
fibrous tissue, and thus do not have the potential to metastasize
or spread beyond the breast. Lobular carcinoma in situ
is regarded as a risk factor for the development of invasive breast
cancer in both this breast and the opposite breast. Please discuss
your treatment options with your physician.
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not a medical consultation. This report is a translation of an original
diagnostic report. The original pathology material has not been reviewed
nor will The Doctor's Doctor be held responsible for the accuracy of the original
November 28, 2006
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