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MN drafted and co-wrote the manuscript with MM. SK, MM, NK, and SM were involved in the clinical care of the patient. IA, YS, and KE reported pathological findings and prepared slides for manuscript inclusion. GM evaluated the MRI findings of the breast mass. TT helped draft the final version of the manuscript. All authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Myoid hamartomas of the breast are extremely rare breast lesions, with a poorly understood pathogenesis. We describe the case of a 38-year-old premenopausal woman who presenting with a mass in the left breast. Mammography revealed an oval mass that was partly indistinct, and ultrasonography showed a hypoechoic mass with a slightly irregular margin. Bilateral breast dynamic magnetic resonance imaging was performed for a more detailed evaluation. The images showed rapid initial enhancement and a microlobulated margin. Because the suspicion of malignancy was strong at that time, core needle biopsy was performed. Histologically, the tumor was identified as fibroadenoma. A case of myoid hamartoma of the breast that proved difficult to diagnose is reported, and discussed with reference to the literature.
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