DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20203905

Unanticipated diagnosis- intraparenchymal leiomyoma of the breast: case report

Ines C. Goncalves, Nuno Ventura, Tania Valente, Gonçalo Ferreira, Margarida Torgal, Cristina Amado, Miguel C. Santos

Abstract


Smooth muscle neoplasms are uncommon, particularly if we are talking about the mammary gland. We report a case a case of a 38-year-old female with an 11.6 mm right breast nodule. A wire-guided surgical excision was performed and the histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies revealed a leiomyoma. There are no radiological criteria to allow the diagnosis of smooth muscle neoplasm and histopathological evaluation is the definitive diagnostic method. Despite being a benign neoplasm, it may mimic malignancies and therefore present a diagnostic challenge. 


Keywords


Breast neoplasm, Benign tumor, Leiomyoma

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