Breast malignant
Carcinoma subtypes
Lobular carcinoma - solid variant

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 25 June 2020

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Solid variant of lobular carcinoma

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. OLD solid. website. Accessed August 7th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • First described in 1975 (Hum Pathol 1975;6:373)
  • Cells grow in sheets that engulf normal structures and infiltrate fat, but have cytologic features of classic lobular carcinoma
  • Little intervening stroma present
  • Resembles lymphoma
Clinical features
  • In 1989, represented 6% of all lobular carcinomas, and had poorest survival of all subtypes (Br J Cancer 1989;60:605)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Diffuse tumor cell infiltration

Differential diagnosis
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