INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.84, pp.722-727, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
To evaluate breast MRI and DWI and demographic features of pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma (pILC) and classic invasive lobular carcinoma (cILC). Invasive lobular (ILC) is the second most common breast malignancy after invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and constitutes the 8-14% of all invasive breast cancers. ILC morphologically can be classified into the classic, alveolar, solid, tubulolobular, and pleomorphic subtypes according to WHO. This study was performed retrospectively. The MRI and demographic features of 18 patients with 23 pILC were compared with those 22 consecutive patients with 27 cILC. There was no significant difference in demographic features of patients, MR appearance, kinetics, and ADC values between two groups. pILC, an aggressive subtype of ILC, cannot be differentiated from cILC with breast MRI.