Is pleomorphic lobular carcinoma really a distinct clinical entity?

  title={Is pleomorphic lobular carcinoma really a distinct clinical entity?},
  author={Claire L. Buchanan and Laurie W. Flynn and Melissa P Murray and Farbod Darvishian and Milicent L Cranor and Jane V Fey and Tari A. King and Lee Khing Tan and Lisa M. Sclafani},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={98 5},
BACKGROUND Attempts to define the clinical behavior of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma (PLC) have been limited to small series, and clinical management strategies have yet to be established. We describe our experience with PLC as compared to classic ILC and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). METHODS From 9/1996 to 5/2003, clinical and histopathologic data for 5,635 patients undergoing primary surgical treatment and sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer were collected. Four hundred eighty… CONTINUE READING


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