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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.