Breast malignant, males, children
Solid variant of lobular carcinoma
Reviewer: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 November 2012, last major update August 2012
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● 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
● In 1989, represented 6% of all lobular carcinomas, and had poorest survival of all subtypes
(Br J Cancer 1989;60:605)
● Resembling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (Acta Cytol 1994;38:767)
Diffuse tumor cell infiltration
Solid pattern, but cells are still separate and distinct
● Histiocytoid variant of lobular carcinoma: solid growth pattern, but with foamy to granular cytoplasmic change
(Pathol Int 2005;55:353)
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