Рентгенология & Радиология, 2014, LIII 116-119

Spindle cell tumor of the breast

Kr. Tzvetankov, Iv. plachkov , G. Hadjidekov, St.  Philipov2

Abstract.

Spindle cell breast carcinoma is a rare subtype of breast cancer, that falls within the general category of metaplastic breast carcinoma. We present а case of spindle cell carcinoma of the breast and review its radiological appearance, pathophysiological characteristics and radiological methods for diagnosis. Spindle cell carcinoma frequently forms a large and well circumscribed tumor with gross cyst formation. Histologically, its dominant component is of sheets of spindle shaped cells, and it includes such contiguous carcinoma components as squamous differentiation or invasive ductal carcinoma. Despite the sarcomatous features, spindle cells are likely to be derived from epithelial cells of mammary glands. The method of choice in the diagnosis of these tumors is a multimodal approach including US, mammograms, MR, „cor“ biopsy and CT for staging.

Key words: SPINDLE CELL TUMOR. СARCINOMA. HISTOLOGY. US. MAMMOGRAM. MR. “COR” BIOPSY. CT