The rate of mitosis in cystosarcoma phyllodes (Phyllodes tumor, WHO) of the breast

Abstract

The rate of mitosis was determined in 47 cases of cystosarcoma phyllodes which had already been classified by morphological criteria (tumor margin and cellular atypia) as benign (17 cases), malignant (23 cases) and borderline (7 cases). Tumors which had been classified histopathologically as benign or of borderline had mitotic rates of 3 mitosis/10 HPF or less, whereas malignant cystosarcomas showed rates of 2–36 mitoses/10 HPF. Only high rates of mitosis (10/10 HPF) correlated well with a histopathologic diagnosis of malignancy.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00934076

4 Figures and Tables

Statistics

0100200300'02'04'06'08'10'12'14'16
Citations per Year

103 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 103 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Zahner1989TheRO, title={The rate of mitosis in cystosarcoma phyllodes (Phyllodes tumor, WHO) of the breast}, author={J M Zahner and Roland B{\"a}ssler}, journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics}, year={1989}, volume={246}, pages={153-157} }