We can see a well-circumscribed, encapsulated tumor with an expansile border. The tumor doesn’t invade the surrounding parenchyme and fat tissue.
Diagnosis: Fibroadenoma of the breast
- Most likely an increase in oestrogen is involved
The tumor contains both proliferating ductal elements (adenoma) and loose fibrous tissue (fibroma).
In patho 1 it is only important to describe the tumor with the terms: encapsulated, expansile border and well-circumscribed. This is a benign tumor.
This type of tumor stands in contrast to breast carcinoma, and these two topics should be learned together and compared.
55. Hydatidiform mole
57. Carcinoma of the breast (repetition)