A rare case of myofibroblastoma in the nipple of a male patient and review of literature.

  • Prem Kumar Department of Surgery, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Chinna Kolambakam, Maduranthagam, Kanchepuram
Keywords: benign tumor, nipple, breast, myofibroblastoma, stromal tumor, solitary fibrous tumor, myofibroblast, excision

Abstract

            Myofibroblastoma of breast is described both in male and female breast but myofibroblastoma of the nipple is so far not reported. We are reporting a case of myofibroblastoma of nipple in a male which was treated by wide excision of nipple. Myofibroblastoma of the breast is an uncommon benign stromal tumor encountered predominantly in men in their sixth to seventh decades and in post-menopausal women.Myofibroblasts are spindleshaped or fusiform mesenchymal cells derived from fibroblasts and are present in small numbers in all tissues.Mammographic findings consist of a well-delimited, round to oval dense mass, variable in size but usually 1-4 cm in diameter. Although FNA cytology may support the diagnosis, surgical biopsy should be performed.  A simple surgical excision is required for this benign lesion. No recurrence has been observed. 

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Author Biography

Prem Kumar, Department of Surgery, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Chinna Kolambakam, Maduranthagam, Kanchepuram

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY & MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT,

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

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2015-02-28
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Kumar P. A rare case of myofibroblastoma in the nipple of a male patient and review of literature. AMS [Internet]. 28Feb.2015 [cited 21Feb.2020];2(2):61-2. Available from: http://asdpub.com/index.php/ams/article/view/115
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