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Fibroadenoma Fibrocystic Breast Disorder Intraductal Papilloma Gynecomastia Breast CA (Men) Brest CA (Women)
but size and location of the growth can cause breast tenderness or pain.Fibroadenoma y Fibroadenoma is a benign breast growth that most commonly presents in teenage girls and women under the age of thirty. but the majority of fibroadenoma are benign breast growths. with a smoother surface than most malignant breast cancers. y A fibroadenoma tends to be sphere shaped. . y Fibroadenoma carries a very slight risk for future breast cancer. y Fibroadenoma growths are usually painless.
y All fibroadenoma are composed of glandular cells and fibroconnective. or two inches. and may be present in both breasts. y Fibroadenoma are usually isolated breast masses. cells. . In ten to fifteen percent of cases multiple fibroadenomas may occur. in length. but some may grow to over five centimeters. y A fibroadenoma feels slightly malleable or rubbery to the touch when examined. or stromal.y Majority of fibroadenoma grow no larger than one to three centimeters.
Etiology y Pregnant women y Menstrual Cycle (horome level changes) y Incidence declines with increasing age. . y Post menopausal women with estrogen therapy (HRT) y Hyperplasia of normal breast lobule components.
Diagnosis y Physical Examination y Mammogram or breast x-ray y Breast Ultrasound y Biopsy .
Lesions should be less than 4 cm in diameter. then the fibroadenoma will be removed. 3.Treatment y Not always removed y If tumor size or location causes pain or discomfort. y The fibroadenoma may be removed to alleviate her anxiety. y Surgical excision. The diagnosis of fibroadenoma must be confirmed histologically. y Laser Ablation (Novilase Laser Ablation) .Lumpectomy y Cryoablation (use of extreme cold to destroy tissue) The lesion must be sonographically visible. 1. 2.
Removal of Giant Fibroadenoma .
y Bleeding y Scarring y Post-operative infections .Complications y Women with fibroadenoma have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer than other women.
Breast CA .