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June 1985

Successful Chemotherapy for Cystosarcoma Phyllodes in a Young Woman

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Allen, Nixon, and York) and Surgery (Dr Coleman) and the Winship Cancer Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(6):1127-1128. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360060195030

• Cystosarcoma phyllodes is a rare neoplasm of the breast. The tumor contains both stromal and epithelial elements. Local excision or simple mastectomy is usually curative. Most recurrences are local and can be controlled with excision. We treated a 23-year-old woman in whom disease had metastasized to the lungs with six courses of doxorubicin hydrochloride and cisplatin at three-week intervals and achieved complete remission.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1127-1128)