Malignant lymphoma metastatic to the breast

Haim Gutman, Alexander A. Deutsch, Aida Inbal, Henry Joshua, Raphael Reiss

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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma metastatic to the breast is extremely unusual, but has some characteristic features. Two cases are reported that emphasize the rarity of this phenomenon, the carcinomalike mammographic picture, and its grave prognostic outcome. The importance and diagnostic intricacies of fine needle aspiration for preliminary diagnosis, followed by excisional biopsy with proper handling of the biopsy specimen are stressed. This approach enables accurate grading of the lesion without the unnecessary mastectomy that may follow a mistaken frozen section examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalBreast Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988


  • breast
  • fine needle aspiration
  • lymphoma
  • metastasis
  • tumor


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