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Int J Surg Pathol. 2011 Dec;19(6):813-6. doi: 10.1177/1066896909350467. Epub 2009 Dec 24.

Angiolipoma of the breast in a male: a case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Angiolipoma is an unusual variant of lipoma involving subcutaneous tissues on trunk and extremities. This tumor is rarely described in the breast and particularly in breast male.

CASE REPORT:

We report here the case of angiolipoma of the breast in a 55-year-old man complained of tenderness in the left breast. Ultrasonography showed a homogenously, well circumscribed, hyperechoic mass in the internal quadran of breast. The surgically resected tumor showed mature fat cells separated by proliferating branched vessels and intravascular hyaline thrombi.

CONCLUSION:

The existence of angiolipoma of the breast in the male must not to be forgotten because this tumor may be confused clinically, radiologically and pathologically with a malignant tumor.

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