Leiomyoma of the Breast- A Rare Case Report
Dr. Meghashree Vishwanath,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kuntikana, Mangalore-575004, Karnataka, India.
Leiomyoma though a common entity encountered in our daily practise, its occurrence in breast is extremely uncommon. There are a very few reported cases of leiomyomas occurring in breast parenchyma. This tumour clinically simulate commonly occurring tumours of breast. Hereby, authors report a case of a mesenchymal neoplasm occurring in breast of a 33-year-old female of child bearing age. The histopathological diagnosis requires careful differentiation from lesions that have smooth muscle proliferation, especially leiomyosarcoma. The most commonly performed treatment is resection of the lesion with free margins. Although breast leiomyoma is rare, it should be considered among the differential diagnosis for breast nodules of benign appearance.