A Case of Benign Phyllodes Tumor in a Transgender Woman Receiving Cross-Sex Hormones

Stephanie M. Richards, Elyse Pine-Twaddell, Olga B. Ioffe, Emily C. Bellavance

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Phyllodes tumor is a relatively uncommon fibroepithelial neoplasm of the breast characterized by proliferation of both stromal and epithelial elements. Benign phyllodes tumors are distinguished from fibroadenomas by their prominent leaf-like architecture and exaggerated intracanalicular stromal growth pattern. Typically, these lesions affect older natal females; however, we present what we believe is the first reported case of benign phyllodes tumor in a hormonally treated transgender woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • benign phyllodes tumor
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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