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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2005;39(5): 345-347.
Xanthomatous Pseudotumor of the Breast: A Brief Case Report.
Lee So Maeng, Se Jeong Oh, Kyoung Mee Kim, Anhi Lee, Chang Suk Kang
1Department of Clinical Pathology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. kkmkys@catholic.ac.kr
2Department of General Surgery, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Inflammatory (xanthomatous) pseudotumors of the breast are very rare and this case is the first reported case in Korea. A healthy, pregnant 29-year-old woman presented with a right breast mass. Ultrasonography of the breast revealed a 1.8 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm, sized lobulated, partially spiculated mass in the upper and outer quadrant of the breast. Macroscopically, the mass was well circumscribed, bright yellow, and lobulated. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of foamy histiocytes with multifocal neutrophilic infiltration, accompanying chronic inflammatory cellul infiltration, fibrosis and ductal-lobular atrophy.
Key Words: Breast; Inflammatory pseudotumor; Histiocytes
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