CHONDROLIPOMATOUS TUMOUR, A HISTOLOGIC VARIANT OF MAMMARY HAMARTOMA, PRESENTING AS CALCIFICATIONS IN MAMMOGRAPHY AND ULTRASONOGRAPHY


Akcan A., ÖZTÜRK F. , ÖZTÜRK M. , AKYILDIZ H. Y. , Yilmaz N. , Aritas Y.

JOURNAL OF BREAST HEALTH, vol.3, no.2, pp.90-92, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BREAST HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-92

Abstract

Chondrolipomatous tumours are rare benign neoplasms consisting of adipose and cartilage tissue, and only a few cases have been reported. Physical examination, ultrasound and mammography usually reveals a fibroadenoma. Despite imaging modalities, it is not often possible to differentiate these lesions from fibroadenomas and breast carcinomas. In these cases excision is necessary as well as useful in providing an exact diagnosis. We describe a young patient with chondrolipomatous tumour of the breast, in which the cartilage was calcified focally.