Spring, 2016



Other Diagnostic Methods
Mammography and breast MRI are other diagnostic tools. Biopsy or fine needle aspiration are not often indicated since wide local excision is common course of treatment.
Treatment Options
Wide local excision is most common treatment
Partial or total mastectomy may be recommended for very large masses. 3
These masses are normally benign with only 5-25% found to be malignant. A minute percentage are classified as borderline. Recurrence rate can be as high as 25% following wide local excision with 10% metastatic potential. 2

DIAGNOSIS: Phyllodes Tumor


  1. Cochran, J. (Sonography Student). (2013). Case Study 2013: Breast Ultrasound [Ultrasound Images]. Retrieved from Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC.
  2. Knipe, B, Gaillard, F, et al. Phyllodes tumour. Radiopaedia.org. 2016. Available at: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/phyllodes-tumour. Accessed March 9, 2016.
  3. Treatment of Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast. (2013, September 15). Retrieved March 09, 2016, from http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/phyllodes/treatment.