A Huge Benign Phyllodes Tumour of the Breast: a Rare Entity

  • Jeetendar ParyaniEmail author
Case Report


Phyllodes tumours are unusual neoplasms that consist of less than 1% of all breast tumours. These are special tumours that occur exclusively in the female breast [1, 2, 3, 4]. The term cystosarcoma phyllodes labelled by Johannes Muller for these tumours is a misnomer as they are rarely cystic and usually have a benign clinical course [3].

These tumours demonstrate a wide spectrum and could be classified as benign, borderline and malignant. While benign tumours are more frequent, malignant phyllodes tumour of the breast is an uncommon rare entity occurring mostly in middle-aged women [4, 5, 6]. Surgery is the usually required treatment [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. Given its infrequent description in literature, guidelines regarding optimal management are based on small-scale retrospective clinical trials or case reports [1, 2, 3].

Few case reports have described the occurrence of giant phyllodes tumour, which is phyllodes tumour with a size of greater than 10 cm [5, 6, 7, 8...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shalby Hospital JabalpurJabalpurIndia

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