Breast malignant, males, children
Breast cancer
Suspicious for microinvasion

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

Revised: 20 October 2016, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Suspicious for microinvasion

Cite this page: Suspicious for microinvasion. website. Accessed June 24th, 2018.
Clinical features
  • In one study, 90% of core biopsies that were suspicious for invasion had definitive invasive disease at excision (Ann Surg Oncol 2007;14:704)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Periductal or perilobular stroma contains either isolated individual neoplastic cells or rare clusters of cells thought to be neoplastic, but review of multiple levels fails to demonstrate continuity of cells/groups with adjacent in situ neoplasm or underlying residual epithelial structures
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images (fig B, C, D)

Positive stains