Management of Phyllodes Breast Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Pinelopi Theopisti Memtsa, Aikaterini Papadopoulou, Ariadni Kyriakogiannaki, Ioannis Tzitzikas


Malignant phyllodes tumor is a rare lesion of the breast that can mimic benign masses such as fibroadenomas on clinical diagnosis but is characterized by a typical rapid growth. They usually occur in middle-aged women ranging in age from 35 to 55 years old. Clinically, phyllodes tumors tend to present as enlarging pain-less breast masses that stretch the overlying skin. Treatment can be either wide local excision or mastectomy provided histologically clear specimen margins are ensured. The role of adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy remains uncertain, but some results suggest that consideration should be given for their use in cases of malignant phyllodes tumors.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(8):275-277


Phyllodes; Radiation therapy; Breast cancer

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