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Metaplastic breast cancer with heterologous (rhabdomyoblastic) differentiation



Large breast tumour in an elderly female. Sections showed that it was composed almost entirely of these strap-like rhabdomyoblastic spindle cells. These cells showed weak positive staining for the myoglobin immunostain.


Metaplastic carcinoma



A small focus of epithelial differentiation was seen in a section from only one of twelve tumour blocks examined.

Diagnosis - metaplastic carcinoma
Metaplastic carcinoma


Further view of spindle cell area Metaplastic carcinoma


Further high power view of spindle cell area.


Metaplastic carcinoma

See also Case of the Month - August 2007 - Metaplastic carcinoma.

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