Angiolipoma of the Breast in a Male: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
International Journal of Surgical Pathology (Impact Factor: 0.95). 12/2011; 19(6):813-6. DOI: 10.1177/1066896909350467
Source: PubMed


Angiolipoma is an unusual variant of lipoma involving subcutaneous tissues on trunk and extremities. This tumor is rarely described in the breast and particularly in breast male.
We report here the case of angiolipoma of the breast in a 55-year-old man complained of tenderness in the left breast. Ultrasonography showed a homogenously, well circumscribed, hyperechoic mass in the internal quadran of breast. The surgically resected tumor showed mature fat cells separated by proliferating branched vessels and intravascular hyaline thrombi.
The existence of angiolipoma of the breast in the male must not to be forgotten because this tumor may be confused clinically, radiologically and pathologically with a malignant tumor.

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