By Farid Moinfar

This abundantly illustrated reference paintings specializes in the basic info wanted through pathologists so one can interpret breast lesions (tumors) safely. specific realization is paid to the diagnostic standards with systematic research of differential diagnoses. worth and obstacles of immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic adjunct are confirmed in addition. utilizing a scientific strategy, this publication comprises the elemental details required to prevent misinterpreting breast lesions and therefore the below or over-treatment of sufferers

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5 Microglandular Adenosis . Definition . . . . . Macroscopy . . . . . Microscopic Features . . Additional Comments . . Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Apocrine Adenosis (Adenosis with Apocrine Metaplasia) . Definition . . . . . . . . . Microscopic Features . . . . . Additional Comments . . .

1 Definition Enlargement of the lobules with an increased number of ductules or acini within them (hyperplasia of preexisting lobules). Adenosis per se, however, is not associated with intraluminal epithelial proliferation. 2 Types of Adenosis Blunt duct, sclerosing, adenomyoepithelial, tubular, apocrine, secretory, and microglandular adenosis. It may form conspicuous nodules for which the designation of nodular adenosis is appropriate.

1 Definition A rare benign proliferative glandular lesion that may mimic carcinoma clinically and pathologically. It is a true infiltrative lesion composed of glands without a myoepithelial component. 2 Macroscopy Grossly, an ill-defined infiltrative lesion (in most cases, 3–4 cm). In some cases, the gross appearance of microglandular adenosis (MGA) does not differ from the surrounding breast tissue. 3 Microscopic Features (Fig. ). ● It infiltrates into the adipose tissue. ● There is no cytologic atypia.

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