Borderline phyllodes tumor of breast in a premenarchal girl: A relatively common tumor at an uncommon age

Akhil Kapoor, Ishwar Charan, Mukesh Kumar Singhal, Harvindra Singh Kumar


Phyllodes tumors are relatively rare breast lesions that usually occur in the age group of 35 ‒ 55 years. It is a very rare diagnosis in young girls, particularly at prepubertal age. Because of the uncommon nature of this tumor in children, it may be misdiagnosed leading to inappropriate management. We report a case of a 9–year-old girl who was diagnosed as a case of borderline phyllodes tumor left breast. Simple mastectomy without axillary staging was performed. She has recovered well and is on follow up.


Phyllodes tumor, breast, prepubertal girl

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