Malignant phyllodes tumour with lymph node metastasis


Author(s): Oula Fouad Hameed* and Zainab Abdulkareem Maktoof

A 35-year-old woman presented with a left breast mass which was suspected to be a fibroadenoma, excision was done. The tumor size was approximately 6 cm. The histopathological diagnosis was borderline phyllodes tumor. After that, the tumor re-cure 2 times within a short period and the last rapid recurrence within 3 months from the last excision and reaching a large size of 8 cm infiltrating most of the breast. In ultrasonography, there was a swelling of the left axillary lymph nodes. So, mastectomy with axillary lymph nodes excision was performed. The malignant nature of the tumor and the metastasis to the lymph node were confirmed by the pathological examination of the specimens. A few days later a chest CT scan revealed pulmonary nodules. Thus, in this report, we present a case of a malignant phyllodes tumor with an extremely rare lymph node metastasis, which shows later pulmonary metastasis and is now patient on treatment.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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