Connective tissue stromal changes in tumours and tumour-like lesions of the breast

Muktha Ramesh Pai, K. N Usha Pai, Raghuveer Vasudeva Rao, Ramadas Naik, Shankarnarayana, Poornima Baliga

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Between June 1994 and December 1995, one hundred and fifteen tumours and tumour-like lesions of the breast were studied in the Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. Neoplasms constituted 80.9% and tumour like lesions accounted for 19.13%. Among the tumours, 51.6% were benign and 48.4% were malignant. Tumour-like lesions included the entire spectrum of fibrocystic disease. Tumours were common between 2nd and 8th decades while tumour-like lesions were uncommon above 6th decade. Whereas benign tumours exhibited ground substance, collagen and reticulin fibres in varying amounts, tumour-like lesions and carcinoma showed more of collagen fibres and less of ground substance. Elastosis and lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate were prominent features in carcinomas rather than in benign lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 07-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)


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