Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012;31(4): 275-278.
Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Breast: A Diagnosis Using an Ultrasound-Guided Core-Needle Biopsy Case Report.
In Wha Kim, Jung Hyun Yoon, Tae Heon Kim, Kyung Po Lee, Hae Kyoung Jung, Kyung Hee Ko, Jong Tae Lee
1Department of Radiology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, College of Medicine, Korea. lvjenny@cha.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, College of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, College of Medicine, Korea.
  Published online: December 31, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Pleomorphic adenoma is a tumor rarely seen in the breast. To date, only about 70 cases have been reported in the literature. Many reports have used fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the preoperative diagnosis of these lesions. However, pleomorphic adenoma is sometimes mistaken for a malignant tumor because of its cytologic features. In this study, we present a 56-year-old woman with a palpable breast mass. Ultrasound indicated a 15 mm oval-shaped hypoechoic mass with complex echogenicity in the palpable region. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (US-CNB) revealed a pleomorphic adenoma of the breast, which was confirmed through surgical excision. Although pleomorphic adenoma is rarely seen in the breast, results demonstrate the usefulness and accuracy of US-CNB in diagnosing pleomorphic adenoma of the breast.
Keywords: Breast; Ultrasound; Biopsy; Pleomorphic adenoma
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