Breast malignant, males, children
Carcinoma subtypes
Lobular carcinoma - solid variant

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 October 2016, last major update August 2012

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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
Micro Images

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Diffuse tumor cell infiltration

Solid pattern, but cells are still separate and distinct

Pan-keratin

E-cadherin

Differential Diagnosis