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Pathology Research International
Volume 2010, Article ID 847594, 3 pages
Case Report

Fibrous Tumor of the Breast: Case Report of an Underrecognized Entity

Department of Pathology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, Bahour Commune Panchayat, Pondicherry 607402, India

Received 19 November 2010; Accepted 23 December 2010

Academic Editor: Youhua Liu

Copyright © 2010 Nilotpal Chowdhury 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.


Fibrous tumor of the breast is an underappreciated, distinctive, benign, nonrecurrent lesion of the breast. The cytological features of this condition are not well characterized. We present a case report of a 30-year-old female presenting with a hard mass in her right breast. Fine needle aspiration showed smears of low cellularity showing a few clusters and sheets of mostly uniform benign epithelial cells, some of which were lined by myoepithelial cells. Scattered bipolar bare nuclei or stromal fragments were not seen. Excision with subsequent histopathological examination revealed a well-circumscribed, heavily collagenous tumor with atrophy and replacement of the epithelial and ductal elements of the breast, and diagnosed as fibrous tumor. Being nonrecurrent, it is important to distinguish this lesion from fibromatosis of the breast.