Case 222

Surgical Pathology Case


  65-year-old female, right breast mass.



The specimen consists of one partial mastectomy with a 4.0 3.2 cm skin ellipse. The entire specimen measures 6.0  5.0  3.0 cm and weighs 36 grams. The skin surface is unremarkable. Serially sections through the specimen reveals a 1.9  1.7 cm well circumscribed tumor nodule that is 0.3 cm underneath the skin and 0.3 cm from the superior margin. The cut surface of the tumor is gray-pink and gelatinous.


HE, 2

HE, 2


HE, 4

HE, 10


HE, 40

HE, 40


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Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan