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Benign breast myoepithelioma.

Khan L, Srivastava S, Singh P, Ather M - J Cytol (2013)

Bottom Line: On the basis of cytological findings, a diagnosis of benign myoepithelioma (plasmacytoid type) was made which was confirmed on histopathologic examination.The benign character of the disease in conjunction with its slow progression could delay its detection and diagnosis.A detailed pathology examination is a prerequisite for avoidance of misleading diagnosis.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Myoepithelioma of the breast is very rare. Breast myoepithelioma can develop in women from their early 20s right up to their 80s, but it is most common in women over 50. We report a case of 20-year-old female, who presented with a well-defined breast lump of 3 × 3 cm in size. Fine needle aspiration was performed. The cytological findings revealed good cellularity comprising monomorphic loosely cohesive sheets of plasmacytoid, round to polygonal cells with round to ovoid eccentrically placed nuclei, finely dispersed chromatin, and moderate amount of cytoplasm. On the basis of cytological findings, a diagnosis of benign myoepithelioma (plasmacytoid type) was made which was confirmed on histopathologic examination. The breast is a very rare localization for this type of tumor. The benign character of the disease in conjunction with its slow progression could delay its detection and diagnosis. A detailed pathology examination is a prerequisite for avoidance of misleading diagnosis.

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FNAC smears showing cells having eccentric nuclei and moderate amount of eosinophilic cytoplasm (H and E, ×500)
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Mentions: Fine needle aspiration was performed. The cytological findings revealed cell rich smears comprising monomorphic loosely cohesive sheets of plasmacytoid cells, round to polygonal cells with round to ovoid eccentrically placed nuclei, finely dispersed chromatin, and moderate amount of cytoplasm. Overall findings suggested myoepithelioma, breast – plasmacytoid type [Figure 1].


Benign breast myoepithelioma.

Khan L, Srivastava S, Singh P, Ather M - J Cytol (2013)

FNAC smears showing cells having eccentric nuclei and moderate amount of eosinophilic cytoplasm (H and E, ×500)
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Figure 1: FNAC smears showing cells having eccentric nuclei and moderate amount of eosinophilic cytoplasm (H and E, ×500)
Mentions: Fine needle aspiration was performed. The cytological findings revealed cell rich smears comprising monomorphic loosely cohesive sheets of plasmacytoid cells, round to polygonal cells with round to ovoid eccentrically placed nuclei, finely dispersed chromatin, and moderate amount of cytoplasm. Overall findings suggested myoepithelioma, breast – plasmacytoid type [Figure 1].

Bottom Line: On the basis of cytological findings, a diagnosis of benign myoepithelioma (plasmacytoid type) was made which was confirmed on histopathologic examination.The benign character of the disease in conjunction with its slow progression could delay its detection and diagnosis.A detailed pathology examination is a prerequisite for avoidance of misleading diagnosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Myoepithelioma of the breast is very rare. Breast myoepithelioma can develop in women from their early 20s right up to their 80s, but it is most common in women over 50. We report a case of 20-year-old female, who presented with a well-defined breast lump of 3 × 3 cm in size. Fine needle aspiration was performed. The cytological findings revealed good cellularity comprising monomorphic loosely cohesive sheets of plasmacytoid, round to polygonal cells with round to ovoid eccentrically placed nuclei, finely dispersed chromatin, and moderate amount of cytoplasm. On the basis of cytological findings, a diagnosis of benign myoepithelioma (plasmacytoid type) was made which was confirmed on histopathologic examination. The breast is a very rare localization for this type of tumor. The benign character of the disease in conjunction with its slow progression could delay its detection and diagnosis. A detailed pathology examination is a prerequisite for avoidance of misleading diagnosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus