Intraductal Papilloma of the Breast with Necrosis Due to An Infarction: A Case Report
Pp. 451-457 (7)
Akihisa Saito, Kazuya Kuraoka, Daiki Taniyama, Toshinao Nishimura, Shinji Ozaki and Kiyomi Taniyama
An infarcted intraductal breast tumor was excised from a woman in her 60s.
The tumor was reduced in size from 15 x 8 mm to 6 x 6 mm one month after the fine
needle aspiration biopsy. The necrosis was considered to be caused by an infarction and
an immunohistohemical analysis revealed positive immunoreactivity of smooth muscle
actin of myoepithelial cells that indicated a two-cell layer of tumor cells in the necrosis.
Although this necrotic tumor was diagnosed as an infarcted intraductal papilloma by
histological examination, its diagnosis was more difficult as it showed partial necrosis
by cytological examination alone.
Infarction, Intraductal papilloma, Myoepithelial, Necrosis, Smooth
National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan.