Papillary neoplasms of the breast

Fine-needle aspiration findings in cystic and solid cases

R. H. Bardales, Mark J. Suhrland, M. W. Stanley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Papillary neoplasms of the breast are uncommon; at the time of needle aspiration, the diagnostic yield from such lesions can be initially classified as cystic or solid. We describe the fine-needle aspiration findings in four cystic papillary neoplasms (three intracystic papillary carcinomas and one intracystic papilloma) and three solid masses (two sclerosing ductal lesions and one infiltrating ductal carcinoma with prominent papillary component). The smears were examined with respect to the following features: cellularity, architectural pattern in cell groups, cytologic pleomorphism, degree of cohesiveness, morphology and size of individual cells, anisonucleosis, nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, irregularity of nuclear contour, chromatin texture, macronucleoli, the presence of bipolar nuclei, apocrine cells, and multinucleated giant cells. A combination of cytologic and clinical characteristics may be helpful in distinguishing benign from malignant papillary lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-341
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Fingerprint

Ductal Carcinoma
Papillary Carcinoma
Papilloma
Giant Cells
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Nucleus
Cell Size
Chromatin
Needles
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Neoplasm
  • Papillary carcinoma
  • Papilloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy

Cite this

Papillary neoplasms of the breast : Fine-needle aspiration findings in cystic and solid cases. / Bardales, R. H.; Suhrland, Mark J.; Stanley, M. W.

In: Diagnostic Cytopathology, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1994, p. 336-341.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{96e360189689404d9fc6f60a7ba50eac,
title = "Papillary neoplasms of the breast: Fine-needle aspiration findings in cystic and solid cases",
abstract = "Papillary neoplasms of the breast are uncommon; at the time of needle aspiration, the diagnostic yield from such lesions can be initially classified as cystic or solid. We describe the fine-needle aspiration findings in four cystic papillary neoplasms (three intracystic papillary carcinomas and one intracystic papilloma) and three solid masses (two sclerosing ductal lesions and one infiltrating ductal carcinoma with prominent papillary component). The smears were examined with respect to the following features: cellularity, architectural pattern in cell groups, cytologic pleomorphism, degree of cohesiveness, morphology and size of individual cells, anisonucleosis, nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, irregularity of nuclear contour, chromatin texture, macronucleoli, the presence of bipolar nuclei, apocrine cells, and multinucleated giant cells. A combination of cytologic and clinical characteristics may be helpful in distinguishing benign from malignant papillary lesions.",
keywords = "Breast, Fine-needle aspiration, Neoplasm, Papillary carcinoma, Papilloma",
author = "Bardales, {R. H.} and Suhrland, {Mark J.} and Stanley, {M. W.}",
year = "1994",
doi = "10.1002/dc.2840100409",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
pages = "336--341",
journal = "Diagnostic Cytopathology",
issn = "8755-1039",
publisher = "Wiley-Liss Inc.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Papillary neoplasms of the breast

T2 - Fine-needle aspiration findings in cystic and solid cases

AU - Bardales, R. H.

AU - Suhrland, Mark J.

AU - Stanley, M. W.

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - Papillary neoplasms of the breast are uncommon; at the time of needle aspiration, the diagnostic yield from such lesions can be initially classified as cystic or solid. We describe the fine-needle aspiration findings in four cystic papillary neoplasms (three intracystic papillary carcinomas and one intracystic papilloma) and three solid masses (two sclerosing ductal lesions and one infiltrating ductal carcinoma with prominent papillary component). The smears were examined with respect to the following features: cellularity, architectural pattern in cell groups, cytologic pleomorphism, degree of cohesiveness, morphology and size of individual cells, anisonucleosis, nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, irregularity of nuclear contour, chromatin texture, macronucleoli, the presence of bipolar nuclei, apocrine cells, and multinucleated giant cells. A combination of cytologic and clinical characteristics may be helpful in distinguishing benign from malignant papillary lesions.

AB - Papillary neoplasms of the breast are uncommon; at the time of needle aspiration, the diagnostic yield from such lesions can be initially classified as cystic or solid. We describe the fine-needle aspiration findings in four cystic papillary neoplasms (three intracystic papillary carcinomas and one intracystic papilloma) and three solid masses (two sclerosing ductal lesions and one infiltrating ductal carcinoma with prominent papillary component). The smears were examined with respect to the following features: cellularity, architectural pattern in cell groups, cytologic pleomorphism, degree of cohesiveness, morphology and size of individual cells, anisonucleosis, nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, irregularity of nuclear contour, chromatin texture, macronucleoli, the presence of bipolar nuclei, apocrine cells, and multinucleated giant cells. A combination of cytologic and clinical characteristics may be helpful in distinguishing benign from malignant papillary lesions.

KW - Breast

KW - Fine-needle aspiration

KW - Neoplasm

KW - Papillary carcinoma

KW - Papilloma

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028290754&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028290754&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/dc.2840100409

DO - 10.1002/dc.2840100409

M3 - Article

VL - 10

SP - 336

EP - 341

JO - Diagnostic Cytopathology

JF - Diagnostic Cytopathology

SN - 8755-1039

IS - 4

ER -