Breast needle biopsy is commonly used to confirm breast cancer diagnosis with minimal invasiveness. The risk of cancer recurrence in the site of the core needle biopsy represents up till now a concern. This risk exists theoretically, though it is hard to make clinical evidence. In this article we have studied a 46-year-old woman presented with a skin nodule at the site of biopsy after breast conserving surgery for invasive ductal carcinoma. Histological examination proved local recurrence of primary breast cancer. The possibility of such consequence has to be taken in consideration when performing needle biopsies.
Elastofibroma dorsi (ED) is a rare, benign soft tissue tumor arising from connective tissue and usually found in the subscapular region. We conducted this retrospective study to contribute to a better understanding of this tumor, the pathogenesis of which is still unclear. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of six patients (4women, 2men) treated for ED at our institution. Results: The mean age was 48 (range, 33-63). The tumor was located on the right in one patient, on the left in three. One patient had a bilateral localization. One patient had three localizations. Two patients presented with symptoms of pain and clunking of the scapula on shoulder abduction. All patients underwent complete marginal resections. The resected tumors ranged in size from 47 mm to 85mm. two recurrence has been observed in follow-up of four months and six months in the same patient. Conclusions: Elastofibroma dorsi should be considered in differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors due to their specific location. As it exhibits benign behavior, it should be surgically removed only in symptomatic patients.
Colonic lipomas are benign tumors. Very rarely, are complicated with colocolic invaginations. We report the case of a 39 year old patient who consulted for abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction. In the abdominal examination it was a soft consistency mass measured 15 cm. The rectal touch was normal. Colonoscopy showed a rounded lobed formation preventing progression and biopsies in the right angle colic. In computed tomography it was an appearance of an intussusception extent of the epigastrium in the right iliac fossa.The patient had a right hemicolectomy. The postoperative course was simple.