Which clinical history findings are characteristic 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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Phyllodes tumors generally manifest as larger masses and display rapid growth. A small mass may rapidly increase in size in the few weeks before the patient seeks medical attention. Tumors rarely involve the nipple-areola complex or ulcerate to the skin. Patients with metastases may present with such symptoms as dyspnea, fatigue, and bone pain.


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