Journal article

Breast lesions of uncertain malignant nature and limited metastatic potential: proposals to improve their recognition and clinical management

Emad A Rakha, Sunil Badve, Vincenzo Eusebi, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Stephen B Fox, David J Dabbs, Thomas Decker, Zsolt Hodi, Shu Ichihara, Andrew HS Lee, Jose Palacios, Andrea L Richardson, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Fernando C Schmitt, Tan Puay-Hoon, Gary M Tse, Ian O Ellis

HISTOPATHOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Breast lesions comprise a family of heterogeneous entities with variable patterns of presentation, morphology and clinical behaviour. The majority of breast lesions are classified traditionally into benign and malignant conditions and their behaviour can, in the vast majority of cases, be predicted with a reasonable degree of accuracy. However, there remain lesions which show borderline features and lie in a grey zone between benign and malignant, as their behaviour cannot be predicted reliably. Defined pathological categorization of such lesions is challenging, and for some entities is recognized to be subjective and include a range of diagnoses, and forms of terminology, which may trigger ..

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