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Lobular intraepithelial neoplasia [lobular carcinoma in situ] with comedo-type necrosis - A clinicopothologic study of 78 cases
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2006 (English)In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology, ISSN 0147-5185, E-ISSN 1532-0979, Vol. 30, no 11, 1445-1453 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The recent finding that lobular, and not ductal intraepithelial neoplasia (DIN) displays loss of E-cadherin expression has greatly facilitated the categorization of a large proportion of morphologically ambiguous intraepithelial neoplasias into ductal or lobular types. One reason for such morphologic ambiguity is the presence of comedo-type necrosis within an intraepithelial lesion that otherwise shows archetypal cytologic and architectural features of lobular intraepithelial neoplasia (LIN). The clinicopathologic features of 18 such cases are described in this report. These 18 cases of classic LIN were accumulated from the recent databases of 6 institutions. All cases, by definition, showed no expression of E-cadherin. The 18 patients, all women, were 41 to 85 years of age (mean 61.3). The lesions were initially identified in an excisional biopsy or mastectomy in 12 cases and in an incisional/core biopsy in the remaining 6 cases. An associated invasive carcinoma was present in 12 (67%) of 18 cases (7 classic lobular, 1 pleomorphic lobular, 1 ductal, 1 mixed lobtilar and ductal, 1 tubular, and 1 case with ductal and lobular carcinomas as separate foci). The average age of the 6 patients with pure LIN (ie, LIN without an invasive component (62.5 y) was not significantly different from the 12.

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2006. Vol. 30, no 11, 1445-1453 p.
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breast, lobular neoplasia, lobular intraepithelial neoplasia, lobular, carcinoma in situ, E-cadherin, necrosis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-153838DOI: 10.1097/01.pas.0000213290.58283.82ISI: 000241613500015PubMedID: 17063087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-153838DiVA: diva2:418168
Available from: 2011-05-20 Created: 2011-05-19 Last updated: 2011-05-20Bibliographically approved

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