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Lobular neoplasia found on breast biopsy: marker of increased risk of malignancy or direct pre-cancerous lesion?

Bartłomiej Szynglarewicz, Rafał Matkowski, Agnieszka Hałoń, Piotr Kasprzak, Józef Forgacz, Iwona Gisterek, Jan Kornafel
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2011.0059
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(3):417-424.

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Vol 49, No 3 (2011)
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Published online: 2011-10-28
Submitted: 2012-01-05

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the imaging symptoms and microscopic findings in females with lobular neoplasia (LN) found on biopsy. 1,478 women who underwent primary open biopsy or surgical excision after percutaneous biopsy were reviewed. In 24 of them (1.6%), LN was found. In four patients, excisional biopsy with hook-wire localization was done primarily due to the radial scar. In 20 females, surgical excision of BIRADS 4 lesion was performed because of the presence of LN in specimens from the vacuum-assisted or core-needle percutaneous biopsy. Postoperative pathologic findings were compared to the radiological symptoms. In 13 women, LN did not produce any radiological symptoms and was an additional histologic finding existing near the other lesion: fibroadenoma and radial scar. In none of these lesions was an invasive cancer noticed. In one single patient, ductal carcinoma in situ was observed in the other segment of the breast. Invasive ductal cancer developed in the contralateral breast in one patient. In 11 patients, LN was diagnosed due to radiological symptoms produced by itself. In this group, the invasive lobular cancer was found in seven lesions (64%). Our finding suggests that LN producing suspicious radiological symptoms can be a different biologic type of this lesion when compared asymptomatic LN diagnosed which is usually found on biopsy as additional microscopic pathology. Symptomatic LN is probably associated with a higher potential of malignant transformation. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 417–424)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the imaging symptoms and microscopic findings in females with lobular neoplasia (LN) found on biopsy. 1,478 women who underwent primary open biopsy or surgical excision after percutaneous biopsy were reviewed. In 24 of them (1.6%), LN was found. In four patients, excisional biopsy with hook-wire localization was done primarily due to the radial scar. In 20 females, surgical excision of BIRADS 4 lesion was performed because of the presence of LN in specimens from the vacuum-assisted or core-needle percutaneous biopsy. Postoperative pathologic findings were compared to the radiological symptoms. In 13 women, LN did not produce any radiological symptoms and was an additional histologic finding existing near the other lesion: fibroadenoma and radial scar. In none of these lesions was an invasive cancer noticed. In one single patient, ductal carcinoma in situ was observed in the other segment of the breast. Invasive ductal cancer developed in the contralateral breast in one patient. In 11 patients, LN was diagnosed due to radiological symptoms produced by itself. In this group, the invasive lobular cancer was found in seven lesions (64%). Our finding suggests that LN producing suspicious radiological symptoms can be a different biologic type of this lesion when compared asymptomatic LN diagnosed which is usually found on biopsy as additional microscopic pathology. Symptomatic LN is probably associated with a higher potential of malignant transformation. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 417–424)
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Keywords

breast cancer; breast biopsy; lobular carcinoma in situ; atypical lobular hyperplasia; lobular neoplasia

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Title

Lobular neoplasia found on breast biopsy: marker of increased risk of malignancy or direct pre-cancerous lesion?

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 49, No 3 (2011)

Article type

Original paper

Pages

417-424

Published online

2011-10-28

DOI

10.5603/FHC.2011.0059

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(3):417-424.

Keywords

breast cancer
breast biopsy
lobular carcinoma in situ
atypical lobular hyperplasia
lobular neoplasia

Authors

Bartłomiej Szynglarewicz
Rafał Matkowski
Agnieszka Hałoń
Piotr Kasprzak
Józef Forgacz
Iwona Gisterek
Jan Kornafel

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