Case Report
Phyllodes tumor: A report of an unusual presentation
Olaniyi S. Olayinka1, Tajudeen A. Wahab2
1FWACS, FRCSGlasg, Barnsley District General Hospital, Gawber Road, Barnsley, UK
2FWACS, FRCSEd, Elm Breast Care Centre, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, King George Hospital, Barley Lane, UK

Article ID: 100047Z12OO2017

Address correspondence to:
TA Wahab
Elm Breast Care Centre, Department of Surgery, Barking
Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals
King George Hospital, Barley Lane
Essex, IG3 8YB

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Olayinka OS, Wahab TA. Phyllodes tumor: A report of an unusual presentation. J Case Rep Images Surg 2017;2:47–49.


Introduction: Phyllodes tumor is a rare breast fibroepithelial tumor that usually present with a palpable lump or picked up on a routine imaging. We report an unusual fungating lesion with a diagnostic challenge.
Case Report: In this report, we presented a case of a 45-year-old female with ulcerating breast lesion characteristic of locally advanced breast cancer. Multiple preoperative biopsy report of fibroadenomas was at variance with clinical suspicion. Final histology was reported as low grade phyllodes.
Conclusion: An unusual presentation of a benign breast lesion could pose a diagnostic challenge. A high index of suspicion is therefore required in the approach to diagnosis and management.

Keywords: Breast, Diagnosis, Phyllodes tumor, Treatment

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Author Contributions
Olaniyi S. Olayinka – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Tajudeen A. Wahab – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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