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March 1988

Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Mycosis Fungoides Presenting as an Ulcerating Breast Mass

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(3):409-413. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670030075026

• A patient with previously diagnosed Hodgkin's disease presented with ulcerating lesions on her scalp and breast. Fine-needle aspiration of the breast lesion revealed convoluted cells consistent with mycosis fungoides. Review of the patient's previously obtained lymph node biopsy specimens revealed a diagnosis of mycosis fungoides rather than Hodgkin's disease. Better communication between hospitals, pathologists, and clinicians may have prevented the erroneous original diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease in this patient.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:409-413)