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Excision biopsy - Metaplastic carcinoma


Metaplastic carcinoma - core biopsy - the upper part of this photograph shows a matrix-producing chondroid pattern while the adjacent lower part shows a high grade carcinoma with squamoid features

Metaplastic carcinoma

Metaplastic carcinoma - core biopsy - the lower part of this photograph shows a matrix-producing chondroid pattern while the adjacent upper part shows a focus of DCIS.
Detail of matrix-producing chondroid area seen in mouse-over view


Metaplastic carcinoma - excision - low power view


Detail from lower part of first image showing the carcinomatous elements. 'Mouse over' for further detail
Metaplastic carcinoma - excision


See also Metaplastic carcinomas - with discussion of main issues.

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