Triad of columnar cell alteration, lobular carcinoma in situ, and tubular carcinoma of the breast

Sunati Sahoo, Wendy M. Recant

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Columnar cell alteration in the breast encompasses a spectrum of pathologic changes ranging from simple columnar cell change to more complex columnar cell hyperplasia with and without atypia to in situ carcinoma, often with a micropapillary architecture. For reasons that remain unclear, the columnar cell lesions are associated with tubular carcinomas and lobular carcinoma in situ. Therefore it is important to be familiar with the spectrum of changes and the associated lesions, especially in breast core biopsies for further management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005



  • Columnar cell hyperplasia
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Tubular carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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