Medical Quiz 7: Histopathology

September 12, 2014 at 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

<li>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.</li>
<li><strong>Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)</strong></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;">Malignant</li>
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Written by: Michal Vilímovský (EN)
Education: Physician
Image resources: 3rd medical faculty of Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) - used with permission
Published: September 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Next scheduled update: September 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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