Giant phyllodes tumors of the breast: imaging findings with clinicopathological correlation in 14 ca
Jin Chung ; Eun Ju Son ; Joon Jeong ; Jin Young Kwak ; Eun-Kyung Kim ; Jeong-Ah Kim
Clinical Imaging, Vol.35(2) : 102~107, 2011
PURPOSE: To describe imaging features in giant phyllodes tumors (GPTs) with radiology-pathologic correlations.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgically confirmed 14 GPTs of the breast were retrospectively reviewed with ultrasound, mammograms, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography.
RESULTS: The most GPTs showed circumscribed and lobulated masses with cystic necrosis. Five cases of core needle biopsy results were benign other than GPTs.
CONCLUSION: Radiology-pathologic correlation in GPTs is essential, due to differences of pathologic results (5/14 in our study) between core biopsy and surgical pathology.