Lobular carcinoma in situ

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Fixation

Generally 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Histopathology of lobular carcinoma in situ.jpg

Presentations

Microscopic evaluation

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) typically display monomorphic, loosely cohesive, slightly enlarged and evenly spaced cells that fill acini.[1] Cells have indistinct cell borders, pale cytoplasm, and uniform small nuclei with evenly distributed chromatin and inconspicuous nucleoli.[1]

Differential diagnosis

The main differential diagnosis is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

When unsure, perform immunohistochemistry for E-cadherin and p120:

In contrast, both E-cadherin (left image below) and p120 (right) have a membranous staining pattern in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Notes

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sucheta Srivastava. Breast - Noninvasive lobular neoplasia - LCIS classic. Topic Completed: 1 September 2017. Minor changes: 21 June 2020
  2. Sucheta Srivastava, M.D.. Breast - Noninvasive lobular neoplasia - LCIS classic (Differential diagnosis section). Topic Completed: 1 September 2017. Minor changes: 17 May 2021
  3. Image by: Mikael Häggström, M.D. Public Domain
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