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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 20, No. 2, 2013, pp. 67-69
Bioline Code: mj13026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2013, pp. 67-69

 en Case of Benign Phyllodes Tumour Associated with Hypoglycemia
Agrawal, Saurabh; Nair, Rajesh; Malali, Bharath & Nayal, Bhavna


Benign phyllodes tumour is a rare non-cancerous growth of the breast characterized by a solitary unilateral tumour in one breast, or rarely multifocal in one or both breasts. It is diagnosed on the basis of physical examination, imaging studies, and fine-needle aspiration cytology. In this report, we present a case of benign phyllodes tumour with an unusual presentation of recurrent attacks of hypoglycemia, which can be attributed to secretion of insulin-like growth factor II from the tumour.

breast neoplasms, cystosarcoma phyllodes, hypoglycemia, insulin-like growth factor

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