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J Midlife Health. 2019 Jul-Sep;10(3):135-140. doi: 10.4103/jmh.JMH_146_18.

Utility of Trucut Biopsy in Diagnosing Phyllodes Tumor.

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Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.


Breast phyllodes are rare fibroepithelial neoplasms. Various classifications adopted to grade them into benign, borderline and malignant but the presently used one is the WHO classification of 2012. Trucut biopsy is a sensitive prediagnostic tool to grade phyllodes. But features can sometimes be overlapping making it difficult to grade it. In this study, an effort has been made to compare the morphology of trucut and histolopathology specimens. Sensitivity of the trucut bopsy in diagnosing benign and malignant phyllodes is calculated and is being compared with other studies. Hence due to varied morphological features sole diagnosis should not be based on trucut biopsy.


Breast; phyllodes; trucut

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