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Aspiration cytology of tubular breast carcinoma.
Acta Cytol. 1990 Jan-Feb; 34(1):15-20.AC

Abstract

The cytologic features in smears of fine needle aspirates from 34 tubular breast carcinomas were studied. Uniform and bland epithelium in cohesive clusters dominated all specimens; two-thirds also showed some degree of cellular dissociation. Characteristic (but not quite pathognomonic) angular epithelial clusters with a tubular structure occurred in about 50% of the smears. Sparsely occurring atypical nuclei and/or cytoplasmic vacuoles, similar to those seen in lobular cancer, were found in half of the cases. Although a lack of myoepithelial cells was apparent in the majority of the smears, one-fourth of them showed a quite prominent myoepithelial component. Various combinations of atypical features resulted in a picture that was considered diagnostic of malignancy in 50% of the cases; the remaining specimens showed less pronounced atypia. Other pitfalls associated with the cytologic diagnosis of tubular carcinoma are discussed, and the importance of basing the management of small breast lesions on the mammographic as well as on the cytologic findings is emphasized.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cytodiagnostic Department, Malmö General Hospital, Sweden.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2296836

Citation

Bondeson, L, and K Lindholm. "Aspiration Cytology of Tubular Breast Carcinoma." Acta Cytologica, vol. 34, no. 1, 1990, pp. 15-20.
Bondeson L, Lindholm K. Aspiration cytology of tubular breast carcinoma. Acta Cytol. 1990;34(1):15-20.
Bondeson, L., & Lindholm, K. (1990). Aspiration cytology of tubular breast carcinoma. Acta Cytologica, 34(1), 15-20.
Bondeson L, Lindholm K. Aspiration Cytology of Tubular Breast Carcinoma. Acta Cytol. 1990 Jan-Feb;34(1):15-20. PubMed PMID: 2296836.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Aspiration cytology of tubular breast carcinoma. AU - Bondeson,L, AU - Lindholm,K, PY - 1990/1/1/pubmed PY - 1990/1/1/medline PY - 1990/1/1/entrez SP - 15 EP - 20 JF - Acta cytologica JO - Acta Cytol. VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - The cytologic features in smears of fine needle aspirates from 34 tubular breast carcinomas were studied. Uniform and bland epithelium in cohesive clusters dominated all specimens; two-thirds also showed some degree of cellular dissociation. Characteristic (but not quite pathognomonic) angular epithelial clusters with a tubular structure occurred in about 50% of the smears. Sparsely occurring atypical nuclei and/or cytoplasmic vacuoles, similar to those seen in lobular cancer, were found in half of the cases. Although a lack of myoepithelial cells was apparent in the majority of the smears, one-fourth of them showed a quite prominent myoepithelial component. Various combinations of atypical features resulted in a picture that was considered diagnostic of malignancy in 50% of the cases; the remaining specimens showed less pronounced atypia. Other pitfalls associated with the cytologic diagnosis of tubular carcinoma are discussed, and the importance of basing the management of small breast lesions on the mammographic as well as on the cytologic findings is emphasized. SN - 0001-5547 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2296836/Aspiration_cytology_of_tubular_breast_carcinoma_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/breastcancer.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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