Malignant Phyllodes Tumour in a Non-Governmental Health Centre (Faith Alive Foundation) in Jos, Plateau State North Central Nigeria. A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Malignant Phyllodes tumour is a rare breast tumour seen mainly in women though it has infrequently been reported in some men. Malignant phyllodes is rarer than its benign counterpart (Cystosarcoma Phyllodes) mainly occurring in 5th decade and above though rarely in lesser decades. It has metastatic potentials with its attendant morbidity and mortality. This is the first case in our health facility, occurring in the 3rd decade of life in a lady. With absence of sophisticated diagnostic facilities, a high index of suspicion is therefore required thus necessitating this report. Conclusion:-Malignant Phyllodes tumour though rare below 5th decade, can however occur. In developing countries characterized by dearth of sophisticated diagnostic tools, a high index of suspicion is necessary.
Key words: -Phyllodes, Cystosarcoma phyllodes, Malignant.