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Intraductal fibroadenoma under the nipple in an 11-year-old female

Fumiko Hayano1, Sohsuke Yamada23*, Shigeo Nakano3, Teruo Watanabe3, Yasuyuki Sasaguri23 and Sunao Koga1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Breast Surgery, Fukuoka Wajiro Hospital, Fukuok, Japan

2 Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8555, Japan

3 Laboratory of Pathology, Fukuoka Wajiro Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

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Diagnostic Pathology 2014, 9:32  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-32

Published: 10 February 2014

Abstract

Recently, Chung et al. have reported the detailed clinicopathological features of an extremely rare case sharing similar histopathological characteristics with fibroadenomas, phyllodes tumours, intraductal papillomas or ductal adenomas, given the name of intraductal fibroadenomatosis, as an unusual variant of intracanalicular fibroadenoma. Herein we demonstrated a very unusual case of intraductal fibroadenoma of the breast with admixture of components of intracanalicular type fibroadenoma or benign phyllodes tumour and a smaller amount of intraductal papilloma, occupying the one duct and some adjacent ductules, presenting as a well-demarcated nodule.

Keywords:
Intraductal fibroadenoma; Intracanalicular type fibroadenoma; Phyllodes tumour; Breast