breast tumors

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Here is a small fibroadenoma of the breast. The blue dye was injected during a radiographic procedure to mark the location of the neoplasm so the surgeon could find it.

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This infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast is definitely infiltrating the surrounding breast. The central white area is very hard and gritty, because the neoplasm is producing a desmoplastic reaction with lots of collagen. This is often called a "scirrhous" appearance. There is also focal dystrophic calcification leading to the gritty areas.

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At high magnification, the infiltrating ductal carcinoma of breast has pleomorphic cells infiltrating through the stroma.

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