PHYLLODES TUMORS OF THE BREAST TREATED IN A TERTIARY HEALTH CARE CENTER: CASE SERIES

Dr Meenakshi Shankar, Dr. Poonam Khambra

Abstract


Phyllodes tumors  account for 0.5% to 1.0% of all breast tumors. In this mesenchymal cells are of neoplastic potential.[1]

Objective: This study was performed to determine the subtypes of phyllodes tumor (PT) and to describe their characteristics in patients at a single tertiary healthcare center.
Methods: This retrospective cohort study included all cases of PT of the breast treated at our hospital from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017. The patient’s demographic, tumor characteristics, treatment and pathology reports were analyzed.
Results: Twenty five patients were enrolled. Their median age was 37 years. In total 80% had benign phyllodes, 12% borderline and 8% had malignant diseases. All 25 patients underwent surgery and no recurrence was found in follow up period of 2 years.
Conclusion: Phyllodes tumors are usually benign breast tumors which may be  locally aggressive. However, they have significant cure rate and disease free duration.


Keywords


Phyllodes tumors, breast tumors, breast conservative surgery

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