Axillary Mass Turned Out to be A Phyllodes Tumour in An Ectopic Breast Tissue– A Rare Case Report

Author(s): Mohd Shafiq Rahman*, Norly Salleh

Journal Name: New Emirates Medical Journal
An official journal of Emirates Medical Association

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2021

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Background: Phyllodes tumours are rare fibroepithelial lesions that account for less than 1% of all breast neoplasm. However, phyllodes tumours arising from ectopic breast tissue are even rarer, with less than 15 cases ever reported involving the axilla, vulva and groin.

Case Presentation: A 27-year-old lady presented to the surgical clinic with left axillary swelling, measuring 5cm x 6cm. Ultrasound of the axilla revealed heterogenous mass displacing the left axillary artery and vein medially. Excision was performed, and histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a benign phyllodes tumour.

Conclusion: Phyllodes tumour in ectopic breast tissue over the axilla is a rare occurrence, and our case is the fourth case ever reported. Despite its rarity, diagnosis and treatment modalities are similar to phyllodes tumour of the breast. Regular follow-up is recommended owing to the risk of local recurrence.

Keywords: Phyllodes, Tumour, Ectopic, Axilla, Breast, Mammary.

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Year: 2021
Page: [181 - 184]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/0250688202666210624165530

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