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A high yield review of

Tiffany M. Graham, M.D.

(4th year Pathology Resident)

Breast

Pathology

Table of Contents.

Breast Basics.

Benign Breast Disease.

Pre-Cancerous Lesions.

Breast Cancer.

Cancer Grading & Staging.

Tips for Breast Sign-Out.

Grossing Manual.

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Recent Posts.

 

Breast (Cytology) Mindmap

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Interactive Breast Mindmap

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 for a rapid review of the pure "need to know" topics in breast pathology.

 

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Breast Basics.

Breast

Anatomy

& Histology

In order to learn about the disease, one must fully understand the basic anatomy and histology of the breast. Here is a quick recap of benign breast tissue.

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Breast development occurs under the control of many hormones such as  prolactin, growth hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and adrenocorticoids. Hormonal fluctuation is greatest during puberty, pregnancy and menopause; these changes can be appreciated histologically.

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Breast imaging studies are performed in the workup of breast cancer. Pathologists are expected to correlate the histologic findings with imaging to make an accurate diagnosis. Click to learn more...

 

Benign Breast Disease.

Benign diseases of the breast can be categorized as non-proliferative, proliferative and proliferative lesions with atypia. Proliferative lesions have an increased risk for breast cancer development. This post contains a quick overview of benign breast lesions before we delve further into the specifics of each disease. Click to learn more

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Benign: Inflammatory Conditions