Giant Phyllodes Tumour in a Postmenopausal Woman: A Case Report PD03-PD05
Dr. Kalaivani Vinayagam,
#86, 4th Cross, C Sector, Amruth Nagar, Bangalore-560092, Karnataka, India.
Phyllodes Tumours (PT) of the breast are uncommon fibroepithelial lesions accounting for less than 1% of breast tumours. These tumours commonly occur in females during the fourth and fifth decade of life. They have a morphological resemblance to the intracanalicular fibroadenoma. Their median size is around 4 cm, however if the size is more than 10 cm itâ€™s called a giant phyllodes tumour accounting to less than 10% of phyllodes tumours. Clinically and histologically, they are difficult to be differentiated from fibroadenoma and a wide local excision is the mainstay of treatment. Hereby, Authors are reporting a case of giant phyllodes tumour in a 56-year-old post-menopausal female patient. She presented with a lump of 27Ã—20 cm of two years duration occupying the entire left breast. Since,the lump had rapidly increased in size in the last six months of presentation, a clinical diagnosis of giant phyllodes tumour with malignant transformation was the provisional diagnosis. She underwent simple mastectomy with splitthickness skin graft. The final histopathology was reported as borderline phyllodes tumour and the patient was on a regular followup since the last 10 months.