Image of the week/month/quarter - index


  1. Sponge artefact in a core biopsy

  2. Sclerosing adenosis

  3. Normal capillary

  4. Foreign body giant cell reaction to tissue marker

  5. Prominent vacuolation of myoepithelial cells - cause unknown

  6. Amyloid tumour

  7. DCIS - cancerisation of lobules

  8. Invasive micropapillary carcinoma

  9. Axillary node - adjacent deposits of metastatic lobular and NST carcinoma

  10. Breast carcinoma - central scarring following neoadjuvant Letrozole therapy

  11. Core biopsy - grade 1 carcinoma with abundant microcalcs

  12. FNA of breast - Malignant cells

  13. Intraduct papilloma (benign) with pseudo-invasion of capsule

  14. Infarcted fibroadenoma

  15. Duct ectasia

  16. Mucocele-like lesion

  17. Immunohistochemistry in low grade invasive carcinoma

  18. Hamartoma with abundant smooth muscle

  19. Intracystic papillary carcinoma


  1. Microglandular adenosis

  2. Metaplastic carcinoma

  3. FNA of silicone granuloma from ruptured breast implant

  4. Excised axillary lymph node reactive to silicone from ruptured breast implant

  5. Venous invasion by metastatic breast cancer

  6. Pseudo-invasion in DCIS - the value of immunohistochemistry

  7. Axillary lymph node - benign cystic epithelial inclusion rest

  8. Florid LCIS (DCIS-like LCIS)

  9. Grade 2 breast cancer with striking tubular morphology

  10. Benign microcalcification of the breast


  1. Adenosis tumour

  2. Microglandular adenosis

  3. Metaplastic carcinoma with heterologous (rhabdomyoblastic) differentiation

  4. Use of CK5/6 in diagnosis of DCIS

  5. Use of P63 to confirm invasion in a CK5/6 positive carcinoma

  6. Granulomatous lobular mastopathy - evolution of the lesion

  7. Screen-detected microcalcification - investigation by core biopsy


  1. Salivary gland-like carcinoma

  2. Metaplastic carcinoma

  3. Pregnancy-like change with laminated secretions

  4. Isolated tumour cells and micrometastases


  1. Invasive micropapillary carcinoma

  2. Collagenous spherulosis


  1. High grade DCIS arising in an area of columnar cell change

  2. Apocrine metaplasia with atypia superimposed on a focus of sclerosing adenosis

  3. High grade DCIS with small foci of invasion - use of pan cytokeratin immunohistochemistry


  1. Low grade DCIS

  2. ADH

  3. Flat epithelial atypia

  4. DCIS colonising a pre-existing papilloma

  5. Haemangioma in an axillary lymph node

  6. Adenolipoma - variant of a hamartoma


  1. Tubulo-lobular carcinoma

  2. DCIS with distorting sclerosis

  3. Lymph node showing pathological complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy

  4. Lymph node showing partial response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy

  5. Juvenile fibroadenoma

  6. Unusual luminal crystals associated with columnar cell change

  7. Lobular carcinoma with aberrant e cadherin and negative beta catenin


  1. Mastitis obliterans

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