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Breast fibroadenomas are common benign (non-cancerous) breast tumors made up of glandular and stromal (connective tissue) found in women of all ages. Fibroadenomas take on a solid lump feeling like a marble in the breast. They often cause no pain to the patient and are unilateral. There are four types of breast fibroadenomas: complex fibroadenoma, juvenile fibroadenoma, giant fibroadenoma, and phyllodes tumor. Each type has their own distinct characteristics. Fibroadenomas tend to shrink after a woman goes through menopause. While there is no medical treatment or medicine to decrease the lumps, surgical excision may be necessary if the lumps are increasing in size, becoming painful, and if there is any uncertainty between breast fibroadenomas and other health conditions. It is important for women who have breast fibroadenomas to participate in yearly mammograms to confirm the fibroadenomas are not growing. A case report showed the findings of a 26-year-old female with a lump measuring 6 x 3 cm in her right breast. Her left breast was normal with no problems and the axillary lymph nodes were evident. An ultrasound verified the diagnosis of a non-cancerous breast fibroadenoma. An excisional biopsy was arranged to remove the fibroadenoma.

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Medical Imaging


Fibroadenomas, Women, Breast, Excision, Benign


Medicine and Health Sciences

Breast Fibroadenomas



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