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The criteria for the separation of invasive lobular and ductal carcinomas are analysed. Lobular tumours account for 14% of invasive cancers in our material. The widely differing figures given in the literature are mainly attributable to intrinsic difficulties of classification. In addition to the classical dissociated-cell patterns with single filing, a(More)
A newly recognized type of dimorphic carcinoma of breast, distinct from adenoid cystic carcinoma, is described. It is characterized by a predominantly solid, clear cell myoepithelial proliferation, with centrally situated glandular lumina lined by apocrine cells. All cases arose in association with a distinctive type of atypical apocrine adenosis which has(More)
Pleomorphic lobular carcinoma of the breast is a recently recognized subtype of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). Cytologic features are pleomorphic to a degree that contrasts with the cytologic uniformity of classic ILC. It is this feature that simultaneously gives its name to the tumor and highlights the difficulty of identifying it correctly and(More)
Ossifying fibromyxoid tumour of soft parts is a recently described benign neoplasm which usually presents in soft tissue. The histogenesis or pattern of differentiation is a source of controversy. Thirteen cases are reported herein. All arose in adults, principally on the upper trunk or head and neck region. None recurred. All but one tumour showed a shell(More)
Secretory (so-called juvenile) carcinoma of the breast, first described in children, occurs also in adult women, predominantly in the third decade. Less commonly it is seen in older age groups, up to the eighth decade. We report five patients with this tumour; one, a female aged 73, is the oldest age at which the tumour has been recorded, and one is the(More)
The mode of recognition and hence the frequency of apocrine differentiation in breast carcinomas, assessed on purely morphologic grounds, remains uncertain. One hundred consecutive cases of breast carcinoma were studied in order to establish the incidence of this type of tumor. With the use of an immunocytochemical method for the detection of GCDFP-15, a(More)
Colonization of mammary cancers by melanocytes with attendant pigmentation of cancer cells by melanin occurs in most cases of breast cancer in which the dermal--epidermal interface is reached by the tumour cells. There is evidence to suggest that the mammary cancer may become colonized at the expense of the epidermis, which is focally depleted of(More)