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Phyllodes tumor of the breast

Disease definition

Phyllode tumor of the breast is a rare fibroepithelial neoplasm accounting for less than 1% of all mammary tumors, usually presenting in adult females (most frequently between the ages of 35-55 years), ranging from benign to malignant and often presenting with well circumscribed mobile masses that grow rapidly and sometimes with additional non-specific symptoms such as dilated skin veins, nipple retraction, skin ulcers, palpable axillary lymphadenopathy or blue discoloration of the skin.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: D48.6
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0010701
  • MeSH: D003557
  • GARD: 9514
  • MedDRA: 10011813

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