Jejunal intussusception due to malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast

Clin Breast Cancer. 2012 Jun;12(3):219-21. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2012.01.007. Epub 2012 Feb 28.


Phyllodes tumors are rare fibroepithelial neoplasms of the breast; classified as benign, borderline, or malignant based on the mitotic activity, cellular atypia, and stromal overgrowth. Wide surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The most common locations for metastasis are lung, bone, and liver; small intestinal metastasis is extremely rare. Here we present the first patient with jejunal metastases and intussusception due to malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast. Adjuvant treatment of malignant phyllodes tumor needs to be investigated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / complications
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intussusception / diagnosis*
  • Intussusception / etiology
  • Jejunal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Jejunal Diseases / etiology
  • Jejunal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Jejunal Neoplasms / secondary
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Middle Aged
  • Phyllodes Tumor / complications
  • Phyllodes Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Phyllodes Tumor / pathology