Cytologically Yours: Unknowns: 201312: Case 3

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Clinical History

54A normal PaCO2 is 35 to 45 mmHg. year old female. Left breast 1cm nodule. FNA.

Cytology

Resident Questions


Surgical Pathology

Cytologic Features

  • Biphasic appearance: Epithelium and mesenchymal/stromal
  • Epithelium appears as cohesive monolayer sheets of well-organized epithelium with branching and papillary-like architecture (staghorn) or tubular
  • Naked bipolar myoepithelial cells in the background (rice grain appearance)
  • Variably cellular stromal fragments