Fulminant course in a case of malignant phyllodes tumor

Young Woo Chang, Hwan Soo Kim, Deok Woo Kim, Gil Soo Son

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    We present the case of a 31-year-old woman with an inflammatory and ulcerative malignant phyllodes tumor in her right breast. A right modified radical mastectomy and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap were performed. A month after the initial operation, several masses recurred at the superior margin and deep margin of the TRAM flap. Wide excision was performed, but masses recurred at the inferior margin and in both lung fields 2 weeks after the second operation. Six weeks after the second operation, the patient died due to progression of dyspnea and respiratory failure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-112
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of Surgical Treatment and Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb


    • Breast neoplasms
    • Phyllodes tumor
    • Phyllodes tumor

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery


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