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Papillary carcinoma of the breast. Cytologic study of nine cases.
Acta Cytol. 1999 Sep-Oct; 43(5):767-70.AC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To study the cytologic findings of papillary breast carcinoma by fine needle aspiration.

STUDY DESIGN

The study group consisted of fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens of breast tumors from nine patients performed during the period 1988-1997. Eight were female, and one was male. The FNA results were compared with the final histologic diagnosis.

RESULTS

The tumor sizes were 4-6.5 cm. The aspirations yielded a good amount of bloody material. The smears revealed high cellularity, papillary clusters, isolated low-to-tall columnar cells, mild to moderate atypia, hemorrhagic background, foam and hemosiderin-laden macrophages, calcification, rare mitoses, palisading row of cells and bipolar cytoplasmic eosinophilic granules. The smears were diagnosed as either suspicious or suggestive of papillary carcinoma. The histologic examination revealed invasive papillary carcinoma.

CONCLUSION

Papillary carcinoma of the breast can be diagnosed by using a panel of cytologic findings that includes hypercellularity, papillary clusters, hemorrhagic background, palisading rows of tall columnar cells, cellular atypia and calcification. The interesting finding in this study was the presence of eosinophilic bipolar cytoplasmic granules, which has not been reported before.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10518128

Citation

Kumar, P V., et al. "Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast. Cytologic Study of Nine Cases." Acta Cytologica, vol. 43, no. 5, 1999, pp. 767-70.
Kumar PV, Talei AR, Malekhusseini SA, et al. Papillary carcinoma of the breast. Cytologic study of nine cases. Acta Cytol. 1999;43(5):767-70.
Kumar, P. V., Talei, A. R., Malekhusseini, S. A., Monabati, A., & Vasei, M. (1999). Papillary carcinoma of the breast. Cytologic study of nine cases. Acta Cytologica, 43(5), 767-70.
Kumar PV, et al. Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast. Cytologic Study of Nine Cases. Acta Cytol. 1999 Sep-Oct;43(5):767-70. PubMed PMID: 10518128.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Papillary carcinoma of the breast. Cytologic study of nine cases. AU - Kumar,P V, AU - Talei,A R, AU - Malekhusseini,S A, AU - Monabati,A, AU - Vasei,M, PY - 1999/10/13/pubmed PY - 1999/10/13/medline PY - 1999/10/13/entrez SP - 767 EP - 70 JF - Acta cytologica JO - Acta Cytol VL - 43 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To study the cytologic findings of papillary breast carcinoma by fine needle aspiration. STUDY DESIGN: The study group consisted of fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens of breast tumors from nine patients performed during the period 1988-1997. Eight were female, and one was male. The FNA results were compared with the final histologic diagnosis. RESULTS: The tumor sizes were 4-6.5 cm. The aspirations yielded a good amount of bloody material. The smears revealed high cellularity, papillary clusters, isolated low-to-tall columnar cells, mild to moderate atypia, hemorrhagic background, foam and hemosiderin-laden macrophages, calcification, rare mitoses, palisading row of cells and bipolar cytoplasmic eosinophilic granules. The smears were diagnosed as either suspicious or suggestive of papillary carcinoma. The histologic examination revealed invasive papillary carcinoma. CONCLUSION: Papillary carcinoma of the breast can be diagnosed by using a panel of cytologic findings that includes hypercellularity, papillary clusters, hemorrhagic background, palisading rows of tall columnar cells, cellular atypia and calcification. The interesting finding in this study was the presence of eosinophilic bipolar cytoplasmic granules, which has not been reported before. SN - 0001-5547 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10518128/Papillary_carcinoma_of_the_breast__Cytologic_study_of_nine_cases_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000331289 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -