Advance Malignant Phyllodes Tumor with Active Bleeding in Children: A Rare Case

Dedy Hermansyah, Fernando Silalahi, Albiner Simarmata, Denny Rifsal Siregar


Introduction: Phyllodes tumors are fibroepithelial breast lesions that are uncommon in women and rare among children. Due to scarcity, there are only a few large pediatric phyllodes tumor series. Current guidelines do not differentiate treatment recommendations between children and adults.

Case Presentation: A 12-year-old girl presented with a lump in her right breast which grew rapidly within a month. On physical examination, we found a mass on the right breast sized ± 10 x 10 cm; the lump was fragile and bled easily. The patient’s condition was getting worse and worse. Due to this deterioration, we performed a mastectomy immediately.

Conclusions: The incidence of malignant phyllodes tumor in children is very rare and required prompt treatment in emergency cases.


breast, children, phyllodes tumor


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