Benign Soft Tissue Tumours and Tumour-like Conditions

  • Rosemary R. Millis
Part of the Current Histopathology book series (CUHI, volume 7)


Lipoma is probably the most common benign soft-tissue neoplasm of the breast; its gross and microscopic appearance are similar to those of lipomas occurring elsewhere in the body. Occasionally, glandular elements are incorporated within the substance of the tumour, and the term ‘adenolipoma’ has been applied to such a lesion. Another variant is angiolipoma which microscopically features a rich plexus of capillary blood vessels interspersed between the lipocytes (Figure 20.1).


Phyllode Tumour Granular Cell Tumour Myositis Ossificans Breast Cyst Capillary Blood Vessel 
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© Rosemary R. Millis 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary R. Millis
    • 1
  1. 1.Guy’s Hospital and Imperial Cancer Research Fund Breast Cancer Unit at Guy’s and New Cross HospitalsLondonUK

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