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Phyllodes Tumor

Phyllodes Tumor
Phyllodes Tumor
  • The term Phyllodes originates from Greek word "phullon" which means a leaf.
  • It is also called as Cystosarcoma phyllodes.
  • Here is a picture of a Phyllodes tumor recently operated by us. 
  • The patient was a 38 year old female with complaints of swelling in Left breast of 6 months duration which was fast growing in size.
  • The tumor was excised through a submammary incision
  • Phyllodes tumors are a fibroepithelial tumor composed of an epithelial and a cellular stromal component. 
  • They may be considered benign, borderline, or malignant depending on histologic features including stromal cellularity, infiltration at the tumor's edge, and mitotic activity
  • Predominantly a tumor of adult women
  • Very fast-growing, and can increase in size in just a few weeks
  • 10% of patients with phyllodes tumours can develop distant metastases 
  • Commonest sites for distant metastases are the lung, bone, and abdominal viscera.
  • Treatment : Wide Local Excision