Leiomyoma of the breast parenchyma: a case report and review of the literature

Leiomyoma of the breast parenchyma: a case report and review of the literature

Author Brandao, Rodrigo Gregorio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Elias, Simone Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nazário, Afonso Celso Pinto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Assuncao, Maria do Carmo Guedes Alcoforado Google Scholar
Papa, Camilla Cirone Esposito Google Scholar
Facina, Gil Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Benign tumors are often seen in breast screening examinations. However, the differential diagnosis is not always simple because of radiological similarity between the different benign lesions. CASE REPORT: We present a rare case report of leiomyoma of the breast parenchyma in a 68-year-old asymptomatic patient. The mammographic and ultrasonographic findings were similar to those observed in benign lesions. CONCLUSION: The histopathological diagnosis requires careful differentiation from lesions that have smooth muscle proliferation, especially leiomyosarcoma. The most commonly performed treatment is resection of the lesion with free margins. Although breast leiomyoma is rare, it should be considered among the differential diagnoses for breast nodules of benign appearance. Resection with safety margins proved to be the only treatment needed.
Keywords Breast
Ultrasonography
Leiomyoma
Breast neoplasms
Diagnosis
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Sao Paulo Medical Journal. Sao Paulo, v. 136, n. 2, p. 177-181, 2018.
ISSN 1516-3180 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Associacao Paulista Medicina
Extent 177-181
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0253040117
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Revisão
Web of Science ID WOS:000432853900015
SciELO ID S1516-31802018000200177 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55849

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