Journal article

Lobular Neoplasia of the Breast Revisited With Emphasis on the Role of E-Cadherin Immunohistochemistry

David J Dabbs, Stuart J Schnitt, Felipe C Geyer, Britta Weigelt, Frederick L Baehner, Thomas Decker, Vincenzo Eusebi, Stephen B Fox, Shu Ichihara, Sunil R Lakhani, Jose Palacios, Emad Rakha, Andrea L Richardson, Fernando C Schmitt, Puay-Hoon Tan, Gary M Tse, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Ian O Ellis, Sunil Badve, Jorge S Reis-Filho

American Journal of Surgical Pathology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013

Abstract

Lobular neoplasia (LN) is a term that encompasses both lobular carcinoma in situ and atypical lobular hyperplasia. These lesions have been shown to constitute both risk indicators and nonobligate precursors of invasive breast cancer, they are relatively uncommon, and are most often identified in specimens taken for other reasons. Their incidence has increased in the last 2 decades, and novel variants, including a pleomorphic type, have been described. Loss of E-cadherin expression is recognized as a hallmark diagnostic feature of LN and invasive lobular carcinomas, and immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis using anti-E-cadherin antibodies has been proven to be a useful method to differentiate b..

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