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Radial scar (H&E stain). Radial scar is characterized by a proliferation of compressed tubules arranged in a radial conﬁguration around a central scar. On close inspection, a myoepithelial cell layer can be identiﬁed between the epithelial cells and the stroma. Another benign lesion that can be misinterpreted as invasive carcinoma is pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH), which consists of interanastomosing, angulated, and slit-like spaces lined by slender spindle cells in a dense collagenous stroma.
A, ×100; B, ×400. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma WHO deﬁnes invasive lobular carcinoma as an invasive carcinoma usually associated with lobular carcinoma in situ and composed of noncohesive cells individually dispersed or arranged in single-ﬁle linear pattern in a ﬁbrous stroma. 22–24 The macroscopic appearance of invasive lobular carcinoma varies. It typically presents as a ﬁrm mass. However, in contrast to inﬁltrating ductal carcinoma that tends to be well circumscribed, most invasive lobular carcinomas have a diffuse, irregular, and sometimes discontinuous growth pattern that may extend into normalappearing adipose tissue.
Optimal orientation and sectioning of an excisional breast biopsy. (From Tavassoli FA: Pathology of the Breast, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999, Fig. ) Superior Peripheral Nipple Inferior Chapter 3 Invasive Breast Cancer Figure 3-2. Gross photo of invasive carcinoma showing a ﬁrm, spiculated, tan-colored mass with slightly irregular borders. (Photograph courtesy of Dr. ) invasive ductal carcinoma not otherwise speciﬁed (NOS)—the macroscopic appearance is a ﬁrm, white mass that is denser than the surrounding ﬁbroadipose breast tissue.