PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of brjcancerBJC HomepageBJC Advance online publicationBJC Current IssueSubmitting an article to BJCWeb feeds
 
Br J Cancer. Feb 1985; 51(2): 271–278.
PMCID: PMC1977023
Frequency of benign and malignant breast lesions in 207 consecutive autopsies in Australian women.
P. S. Bhathal, R. W. Brown, G. C. Lesueur, and I. S. Russell
Abstract
A histopathological study was undertaken on breast tissue dissected during the course of 207 consecutive forensic post-mortems on women over the age of 15 years in order to define the frequency and types of lesions found in Australian women. At least 10 blocks were obtained from each breast and a total of 4,738 blocks were examined. A particularly high frequency of atypical hyperplasia (12.6%), carcinoma in situ (13.0%), focal secretory change (24.1%) and perilobular haemangiomas (11.2%) was found. The radial scar, considered by some to be a precursor of infiltrating ductal carcinoma was found in 7.7% of the women.
Full text
Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (2.4M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page.
Articles from British Journal of Cancer are provided here courtesy of
Cancer Research UK