Medical Must-See: Giant fungating tumour beggars be-leaf

The mass had ‘leaf-like’ growth patterns characteristic of a phyllodes tumour.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Right breast total mastectomy sample.

In a rare case perhaps more fitting for a horror movie, a middle-aged woman’s giant breast tumour broke through her skin and grew to epic proportions, Japanese doctors report.

The 52-year-old’s fleshy outgrowth posed an additional problem for clinicians, who had to settle on a “borderline” diagnosis of giant phyllodes tumour as a result of mixed histological findings.