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"Ruptured" malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast: a case report

Authors Ditsatham C, Somwongprasert A, Watcharachan K, Wongmaneerung P

Received 10 September 2015

Accepted for publication 11 December 2015

Published 22 February 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 35—37


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Chagkrit Ditsatham, Areewan Somwangprasert, Kirati Watcharachan, Phanchaporn Wongmaneerung

Division of Head, Neck and Breast, Department of Surgery, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Abstract: Phyllodes tumor or cystosarcoma phyllodes is a rare disease and is usually seen in middle-aged patients. Ruptured phyllodes tumor is a very rare condition. Our study reports patient presentation, diagnosis method, and treatment of an unusual case. A 58-year-old premenopausal female was diagnosed with a phyllodes tumor and presented with a rapidly growing mass for 2 months that ruptured 1 month later. She underwent simple mastectomy at the left side of her breast and received adjuvant radiotherapy. No recurrence was found 4 months after operation.

Keywords: ruptured, malignant, phyllodes tumor, breast

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