Phyllodes Tumour (Cystosarcoma phyllodes)

Malignant counterpart of fibroadenoma

  • Usually epitheloid component is benign and the stromal component is malignant
  • This is a rare condition (only 1% of all patients with fibroadenoma)
  • Typically 40-50 years old
  • Slow-growing, unilateral mass
  • Increased cellular activity but rarely metastasises (will recur if not fully excised)
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