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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 265-267

Accurate diagnosis and sub categorization of benign adenomyoepithelioma of the breast-tubular type: A challenge on core needle biopsy


1 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry; Department of Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research; Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
4 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun K Kumar
Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry - 607 402
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_86_18

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Adenomyoepithelioma (AME) is a biphasic myoepithelial tumor with poorly understood histogenesis. Most of these cases have a benign course. They can cause major diagnostic dilemmas, particularly on core needle biopsy. Here we report of a case of a benign adenomyoepithelioma in a fourty-four year old female who presented with hard breast lump, which highlights the diagnostic difficulties encountered on conventional histopathology and the importance of immunohistochemistry in differentiating them from their mimics.


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