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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2001;12(2): 127-130.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Solid Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast: Report of a case associated with mucinous carcinoma.
Hee Kyung Kim, Dong Won Kim, So Young Jin, Dong Wha Lee
Department of Anatomic Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. pathol@hosp.sch.ac.kr
Solid papillary carcinoma of the breast is a distinctive form of intraductal papillary carcinoma frequently associated with both mucinous carcinoma and infiltrating ductal carcinoma, not otherwise specific. To our knowledge, this case is the first description of the cytologic aspects of solid papillary carcinoma of the breast in the Korean literature. We experienced a case of solid papillary carcinoma of the right breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology(FNAC) in a 70-year-old female. FNAC from the right breast showed high cellularity consisting of mostly tight clusters of tumor cells and a few scattered tumor cells. The nuclei were monotonously round to oval in shape with inconspicuous nucleoli. The cytoplasm was abundant and finely granular. Scant amount of mucinous material was present on the background. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically and immunohistochemically.
Key Words: Fine needle aspiration cytology(FNAC); Breast; Solid papillary carcinoma