and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
Slide 73: Fibrocystic disease of the breast
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||This has got to be
the most common condition of the breast leading to biopsy. It can present
as a painless mass which is a very worrisome finding. Note the dilated
ducts, fibrosis and ductal proliferation in this slide. Even without
magnification you can see the smaller ducts, some of which are obviously dilated
and contain inspissated material.
See this slide with the
||The name says it all
with this disease. You should see fibrosis in the breast parenchyma with cystic
dilation of the ducts. There will be ductal proliferation in many cases,
a feature which is very evident in your sample. You may also see a chronic
inflammatory infiltrate in the periductal areas. No changes of malignancy
are present in this slide.