Tubular adenomas, also
called “pure adenomas”, are uncommon benign lesions of the breast which is
characterized histologically by a circumscribed mass consisting of prominent
lobular proliferation and closely packed small ducts with minimal supporting
stroma  . These uniformly sized
ducts are lined by single layers of epithelium and myoepithelium. They mainly
appear in young women, rarely occurring in the elderly  -.
Tubular adenoma must be differentiated from other benign lesions (fibroadenoma)
and from malignant breast cancer (tubular carcinoma). Preoperative diagnosis is
often difficult, but the histologic diagnosis of tubular adenoma would be an
acceptable diagnosis after needle core biopsy. Both radiologic and
cytohistologic examinations performed before surgery may be not diagnostic and
surgical excision is necessary in order to reach a precise diagnosis and a
definitive treatment. We report a case of tubular adenoma of the breast in a 62-year-old
woman preoperatively diagnosed as a breast tubular adenoma by Ultrasuond-guided
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