Breast Fibroadenoma, Microscopic
Here is the microscopic appearance of a fibroadenoma. To the right is compressed breast connective tissue forming a "capsule" to this mass. The neoplasm itself is composed of a fibroblastic stroma in which are located elongated compressed ducts lined by benign appearing epithelium.
Breast Comedocarcinoma, Medium Power Microscopic
The cells in the center of the ducts with comedocarcinoma are often necrotic and calcify, as shown here. This central necrosis leads to the gross characteristic of extrusion of cheesy material from the ducts with pressure (comedone-like).