Angiolipoma of the Breast in a Male: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Objective:

Angiolipoma is an unusual variant of lipoma involving subcutaneous tissues on trunk and extremities. This tumor is rarely described in the breast and particularly in breast male.

Case report:

We report here the case of angiolipoma of the breast in a 55-year-old man complained of tenderness in the left breast. Ultrasonography showed a homogenously, well circumscribed, hyperechoic mass in the internal quadran of breast. The surgically resected tumor showed mature fat cells separated by proliferating branched vessels and intravascular hyaline thrombi.

Conclusion:

The existence of angiolipoma of the breast in the male must not to be forgotten because this tumor may be confused clinically , radiologically and pathologically with a malignant tumor.

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