Tubular carcinoma and sclerosing adenosis. The use of basal laminal as a differential feature

Thomas J Flotte, D. A. Bell, M. A. Greco

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Abstract

Recent ultrastructural studies have shown that tubular carcinoma of the breast lacks basal lamina. This study was undertaken to determine the usefulness of light-microscopic examination of PAS staining for basal lamina in the differentiation of tubular carcinoma and sclerosing adenosis. Ten cases of tubular carcinoma show no basal lamina except for an occasional short segment. Ten cases of sclerosing adenosis show intact basal lamina in tubular carcinoma and its presence in scerlosing adenosis is a useful differential feature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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