Medical Quiz 7: Histopathology

Medical Quiz 7: Histopathology
September 12, 2014 10:25 AM

Check this HE stained pathology slide. Look carefully at the tissue structure and notice the areas marked by numbers 1 and 2. Identify the disorder and answer the questions below.

Ductal Carcinoma of Breast in HE staining

Questions to answer

  1. Identify the tissue?
  2. Identify structures marked by number 1 and 2?
  3. What is the name of this disorder?
  4. What is the biological behaviour of this disorder (e.g. benign x malignant)?

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Answers to questions from the post


  1. Breast

  2. Cancerous proliferation of ductal epithelium (1) with cytological malignancies. No penetration through basal lamina to surrounding connective tissue (stroma). Cells show signs of a malignant process (increased nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio, nuclei size changes, mitosis.

  3. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

  4. Malignant

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Written by: Michal Vilímovský (EN)
Education: Medical student, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Image resources: 3rd medical faculty of Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) - used with permission
Published: September 12, 2014 10:25 AM
Next scheduled update: September 12, 2016 10:25 AM
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