Four cases of benign phyllodes
tumor were reported at cytology.
Water relations of compound leaves and phyllodes
in Acacia koa var.
Because only 2 benign phyllodes
tumor were reported as fibroadenoma, while 12 fibroadenomas were reported as benign phyllodes
in core needle biopsy.
However, our findings are in contrary to the reports by Nzegwu et al,  Irabo and Okolo et al  and Chalya PL et al  where patients with benign phyllodes
were aged below 20 years of age.
Fibroadenoma of breast was suspected but due to the rapid rate of enlargement and large size, malignant phyllodes
could not be ruled out.
Palabras clave: Reconstruccion inmediata de mama; Tumor phyllodes
; Fibroadenoma gigante; Calidad de vida; ANDI.
is a very rare condition having the potential of rapid growth and mimicking giant fibroadenomas (1, 12, 13).
In the group with unilateral disease, the diagnosis was giant fibroadenoma in 16, benign phyllodes
tumour in 3, malignant phyllodes
tumour in 1, fibrocystic disease in 1 and hamartoma in 2 patients.
A 25 years old unmarried woman was operated for a huge fungating tumor of right breast, proved to be a benign phyllodes
tumor by preoperative and post-operative biopsy by two different renowned histopathology laboratories.
Distinction between fibroadenoma and phyllodes
tumour is challenging on core needle biopsy13,14.
To the Editor: Phyllodes
tumors are rare fibroepithelial malignancies of the breast and account for <1% of all malignant breast tumors. It is difficult to distinguish from fibroadenomas, while malignant cystosarcoma phyllodes
can grow in size quickly and metastasize early. Gigantic cystosarcoma phyllodes
of the breast is very rare, thus limiting our understanding of the disease and influencing diagnostic and management outcomes.
Less frequently, it consists of malignant phyllodes
tumor-like hypercellular stroma and leaf-like glands.