Malignant Phyllodes Tumors with Heterologous Sarcomatous Elements Presenting as Hyperechoic Masses on Ultrasonography: A Case Report

Author(s): Dong H. Kim, Soo H. Yeo*, Sun Y. Kwon

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging
Formerly: Current Medical Imaging Reviews

Volume 14 , Issue 4 , 2018

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Graphical Abstract:


Hyperechogenicity on breast ultrasonography is strongly associated with benignity. However, breast cancers may rarely appear as hyperechoic masses. These include lymphoma, angiosarcoma, liposarcoma, and metastatic cancers. Phyllodes tumors are fibroepithelial neoplasms that can be benign, borderline, or malignant. Malignant phyllodes tumors account for less than 1% of all breast malignancies, and heterologous differentiation in these tumors is occasional. This case report describes a 25-year-old woman who has malignant phyllodes tumors with heterologous sarcomatous elements that appear as hyperechoic masses sonographically and present a review of the relevant literature.

Keywords: Breast, ultrasonography, hyperechoic, malignant phyllodes tumor, benignity, liposarcoma.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 02 January, 2018
Page: [664 - 667]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573405614666180102142222
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