Papillary lesions of the breast

Last revised by Bahman Rasuli on 21 Dec 2020

Papillary lesions of the breast comprise a wide group and range from benign to malignant.


They develop as tufts of epithelium with a fibrovascular core that arborizes into branching papillae and protrude into the duct lumen.


Treatment and prognosis

It is recommended that all papillary lesions diagnosed on a core biopsy undergo a subsequent excisional biopsy 1.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: papillary carcinoma of the breast
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