Case Report

Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast: A rare case from the Mankweng Hospital breast oncology clinic, Limpopo Province, South Africa

L C Makhuvha, MMZU Bhuiyan

Abstract


Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast is a rare benign breast neoplasm. It is characterised by the proliferation of both epithelial and myoepithelial cells. Although it is benign, adenomyoepithelioma has a potential for recurrences and malignant transformations. Here, we report a case of a 69-year-old woman with a breast adenomyoepithelioma that had been resected twice before her admission to Mankweng Hospital. It was a fast-growing tumour involving the retro-areolar area and left inner quadrant of the breast. Applied treatment included wide-simple mastectomy with sentinel axillary lymph nodes biopsy.


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L C Makhuvha, Department of General Surgery, Mankweng Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

MMZU Bhuiyan, Department of General Surgery, Mankweng Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2021;111(11b):1138-1139. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i11b.16106

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Date submitted: 2021-12-01
Date published: 2021-12-01

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