Case of the month - August 2007
- 60 year old female - 1 month history of lump left breast. Clinically malignant.
Low power view (x 1.25) of core biopsy
Low power view (x 4) of core showing a cellular stroma
and infiltrating sheets of epithelial pattern tumour cells
Medium power view (x 10) of core biopsy showing cellular stroma
with an occasional mitotic figure
High power view (x 40) of cellular stromal area showing
nuclear pleomorphism and a single mitotic figure
Medium power view showing epithelial group - the upper portion of this group is clearly glandular in
pattern while the lower part appears more squamoid
High power views (x 40) of three more epitheliod nests
High power views (x 40) of epithelioid nests which appears to merge
with the spindle cell stroma (arrow)
High power views (x 40) of another squamoid epthelial nest
- What are the main features in this biopsy
- Are there any additional studies that might help you?
- What is your diagnosis?