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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012, Article ID 835687, 3 pages
Case Report

MFH Mimic in Breast: A High-Grade Malignant Phyllodes Tumor

Department of Pathology, Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Irwin Road, Mysore 570001, India

Received 30 July 2012; Accepted 18 September 2012

Academic Editors: M. Mazzocchi, F. B. Soerensen, and T. Tot

Copyright © 2012 A. L. Hemalatha 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.


Malignant phyllodes tumor is usually diagnosed by the presence of benign duct-like epithelium and malignant mesenchymal tissue. In addition to the usual fibrosarcomatous features, the mesenchymal component may show areas resembling osteogenic sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, malignant mesenchymoma, and, very rarely, malignant fibrous histiocytoma. We present one such rare case of malignant phyllodes tumor with malignant fibrous histiocytoma-like stromal differentiation.