Slide tutorial – Case 9

Clinical history: 45yo female, echogenic lesion left breast

Digital slideH&E (x40) – Review before progressing

Macroscopic and microscopic images:


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Case discussion

This is presented;

  • as a novel variant of a common benign lesion of the breast (hamartoma)

The key features to take away include;

  • The haphazard arrangement of otherwise benign breast elements
  • The prominent smooth muscle elements


Extended learning topics

Discuss benign stromal processes in the breast

  • Fibroadenoma vs Phyllodes
  • Other entities, eg myofibroblastoma, inflammatory, fibromatosis

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This case has been de-identified and is intended for educational purposes only

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