Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast

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Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast
Other names: Adenomyoepithelioma
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Micrograph of an adenomyoepithelioma. H&E stain.

An adenomyoepithelioma of the breast is a rare tumour in the breast composed of glandular elements (adeno-) and myoepithelial cells. It is usually benign;[1] however, there are reports of malignant behaviour.[2]

The histomorphologic appearance can mimic invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common type of invasive breast cancer.

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  1. Howlett, DC.; Mason, CH.; Biswas, S.; Sangle, PD.; Rubin, G.; Allan, SM. (Mar 2003). "Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast: spectrum of disease with associated imaging and pathology". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 180 (3): 799–803. doi:10.2214/ajr.180.3.1800799. PMID 12591699.
  2. Zizi-Sermpetzoglou, A.; Vasilakaki, T.; Grammatoglou, X.; Petrakopoulou, N.; Nikolaidou, ME.; Glava, C. (2009). "Malignant adenomyoepithelioma of the breast--case report". Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 30 (2): 234–6. PMID 19480267.

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