Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-80

Role of cytology in fibroadenoma with clinging carcinoma

Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

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Aruna K Prayaga
Department of Pathology, Nizam's institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.107530

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Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumor in adolescent girls and young women with a peak incidence in the second and third decades of life. Carcinoma arising within a fibroadenoma is rare and is usually discovered incidentally. We describe a case of clinging type of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) arising within a fibroadenoma. Clinging carcinoma, a variant of DCIS is an under recognized entity. Diagnosis of DCIS is made based on architecture and cytology. This case report highlights the role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of this entity coexisting in a fibroadenoma.

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