Epithelioid stromal cells in lymphocytic mastitis--a source of confusion with invasive carcinoma.

@article{Ashton1994EpithelioidSC,
  title={Epithelioid stromal cells in lymphocytic mastitis--a source of confusion with invasive carcinoma.},
  author={Michael A Ashton and Martin Lefkowitz and Fattaneh A. Tavassoli},
  journal={Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc},
  year={1994},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
Fourteen examples of lymphocytic mastitis (LM) with epithelioid stromal cells characterized by formation of a palpable, hard breast mass composed of a predominantly lobulocentric lymphocytic infiltrate, stromal fibrosis, and an unusual stromal infiltrate of epithelioid cells are presented. The epithelioid cells were so prominent and abundant that the possibility of an infiltrating carcinoma was raised in three cases, and a fourth case was misinterpreted as a granular cell tumor. Interestingly… CONTINUE READING