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Image of the Quarter (2015-4)



An axxillary node biopsy



55 year old woman - Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer - post chemo lymph node




The biopsy shows an area of foamy macrophages adjacent to a focus of metastatic carcinoma. Mouse-over shows further detail - a partial nodal response to chemotherapy.


a partial nodal response to chemotherapy



Further detail of the images above. The foamy macrophage reaction is an early feature of response following chemotherapy. This would eventually be followed by scarring.


a partial nodal response to chemotherapy



The presence of metastatic nodal disease before chemotherapy was confirmed by core biopsy. This is a good example of a partial response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. See also Image of the Quarter 2015/3.

See also Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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