Breast nonmalignant
Benign tumors
Juvenile xanthogranuloma

Topic Completed: 1 April 2010

Minor changes: 10 September 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Breast juvenile xanthogranuloma

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Juvenile xanthogranuloma. website. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Benign histiocytic disorder of skin, very rare in breast tissue itself
  • See also topic under Soft tissue tumors
  • Also called nevoxanthoendothelioma
  • Benign histiocytic disorder of infants and children; 15% occur in adults (usually young)
Radiology images

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A: Mammogram
B: Sonogram
C: Doppler sonography

Case reports
  • Conservative excision
Gross description
  • Cutaneous lesions usually 0.1 to 2.0 cm, yellow red and papulonodular
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Diffuse nodular
aggregation of histiocytes
intermingled with chronic
inflammatory cells

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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