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mammary mucocele-like lesions

Tuesday 16 May 2017

MucoceleLike Lesion of the breast

Mucocele-like lesions (MLLs) of the breast are characterized by cystic architecture with stromal mucin and frequent atypia, but it is unknown whether they convey long-term breast cancer risk.

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- Mucocele-Like Lesion of the breast with atypia(ADH/FEA)

MLL is an uncommon breast lesion that is often associated with coexisting atypical hyperplasia (AH). However, in women older than 45 years, MLLs do not convey additional risk of breast cancer beyond that associated with the presence of proliferative disease. (26826407 )

Open references

- Mucocele-like lesions of the breast: a clinical outcome and histologic analysis of 102 cases. Meares AL, Frank RD, Degnim AC, Vierkant RA, Frost MH, Hartmann LC, Winham SJ, Visscher DW. Hum Pathol. 2016 Mar;49:33-8. doi : 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.10.004
PMID: 26826407 Free