Phyllodes Tumor (Cystosarcoma Phyllodes) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Donald R Lannin, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What is the pathophysiology of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What are the characteristics of a malignant phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

How are benign phyllodes tumors (cystosarcoma phyllodes) differentiated from juvenile fibroadenomas?

What is the prevalence of phyllodes tumors (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What is the prognosis of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What are the rates of recurrence of phyllodes tumors (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What is included in patient education about phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?

How are phyllodes tumors (cystosarcoma phyllodes) staged?

Treatment

How are phyllodes tumors (cystosarcoma phyllodes) treated?

What are the possible complications of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes) surgery?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of phyllodes tumor (cystosarcoma phyllodes)?