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Case of the month - October 2006



History - 50 year old female - core biopsy-confirmed carcinoma left breast - wide local excision:



Low power view of excised tumour
Low power view of excised tumour - H&E


Medium power view of left side of above image
Medium power view of core biopsies showing area of scarring

Medium power view of right side of top image - 'Mouse over' for high power view
High power view of right hand side of excision biopsy shown above


    Points to consider:

  • What are the main features in this biopsy?
  • What additional stains would you request?
  • How would you classify this tumour?


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