What is the prognosis of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Donald R Lannin, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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If a phyllodes tumor is benign, the long-term prognosis is excellent after adequate local excision. However, the possibility for local recurrence after excision always exists, particularly with lesions that display malignant histology. [8, 9, 10] If the tumor recurs locally after excision, further local excision or total mastectomy is typically curative. Metastatic disease is typically observed in the lung, mediastinum, and skeleton. [5]


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