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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 589547, 3 pages
Case Report

Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast Metastasizing to the Vulva

1Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
3Gynaecological Oncology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals, Ile-Ife, Osun State 220005, Nigeria

Received 9 November 2014; Accepted 24 March 2015

Academic Editor: Katsuhiro Tanaka

Copyright © 2015 Olusegun Kayode Ajenifuja et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Phyllodes tumors of the breast are rare breast tumors that resemble fibroadenoma. They are composed of two types of tissues: stromal and glandular tissues. Unlike fibroadenoma, they are commonly found in the third decade of life and they tend to grow more rapidly. Depending on the relative components of the cells and mitotic activity, they are classified into benign, borderline, and malignant. They are usually present as a lump in the breast. Phyllodes tumors are usually managed by wide excision. The excision should be wide enough to ensure a tumor-free margin. Recurrence rate is very high and most recurrences are usually local. Metastasis to the vulva has not been reported.