Phyllodes tumor in an adolescent female


  • Aafrin S. Baldiwala Department of General Surgery, SMIMER, Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Hiren P. Vaidya Department of General Surgery, SMIMER, Surat, Gujarat, India



Adolescent female, Breast, Phyllodes tumor


Phyllodes is a tumor of breast. This fibro-epithelial lesion occurs in less than 1% of all breast tumors in female. They can be benign, borderline or malignant. It commonly occurs in age group of 45-50 years. It is also known as cystosarcoma phyllodes/ serocystic disease of Brodie. Treatment can be either wide local excision or mastectomy to achieve histologically clear margin. Palpable axillary lymphadenopathy can be identified in up-to 10-15% of patients but less than 1% has pathological positive nodes. Mammography and ultrasonography are main imaging modalities. Here, we present a case of a 14-year-old female presenting with a rapidly enlarging breast mass, which was ultimately found to be a Phyllodes tumor.

Author Biography

Aafrin S. Baldiwala, Department of General Surgery, SMIMER, Surat, Gujarat, India



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