The authors report on their experience with six patients suffering from carcinoma phylloides of the breast and discuss the clinical and diagnostic characteristics of this rare neoplasm and its treatment. Clinical examination is the most important procedure in the diagnosis of this tumour of the breast. In most cases, ultrasonography, mammography and cytology are not helpful in establishing the correct diagnosis. Indeed is very difficult to identify valid criteria of differential diagnosis between this tumour and other breast neoplasms especially fibroadenoma. Limited surgery, consisting in a wide excision of the tumour, is the treatment of choice although a higher incidence of local recurrences has been observed in comparison with mastectomy. Axillary dissection is, on the contrary, useless in the treatment of tumours phylloides of the breast.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 1996|
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