Surgical treatment of phyllodes tumors of the breast: retrospective review of 172 cases.

@article{Chen2005SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of phyllodes tumors of the breast: retrospective review of 172 cases.},
  author={Wei-Hong Chen and Shih-Ping Cheng and C Y Tzen and Tsen-Long Yang and K N Jeng and Chien-Liang Liu and T. K. Liu},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={185-94}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are uncommon biphasic breast tumors that usually occur in adult females. They are composed of a benign epithelial component and a cellular, spindle cell stroma forming a leaf-like structure. No one morphologic finding is reliable in predicting the clinical behavior of the tumor. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinicopathologic factors associated with outcome and metastasis. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 172… CONTINUE READING
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