Recurrent Malignant Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast: A Rare Occurrence in a Young Nulliparous Woman

Shipra Singhal, Sonam Sharma, Rajat Kamra, Rachit Sharma


Phyllodes tumor of the breast is an uncommon fibroepithelial neoplasm and accounts for less than 1% of the primary breast neoplasms. The median age of its occurrence is 40–50 years. It has been sub classified histologically as benign, borderline or malignant. Accurate preoperative diagnosis and proper management are crucial for this tumor as it has a high potential for recurrence. The diagnosis of this rare tumor is based on clinical examination, radiology and cytology, but it is the histopathology which is the gold standard for it. Surgery is the treatment of choice, whereas chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy have got limited role so far. We report a rare case of recurrent malignant phyllodes tumor in a young nulliparous female, which is not the usual age group for this tumor.


Phyllodes tumor, Malignant, Nulliparous, Recurrence

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