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Fibroadenoma of the Breast

      A young woman presented with a breast mass. This lobulated lesion was excised and diagnosed as fibroadenoma.
      Which of the following statements regarding breast fibroadenoma is correct?
      • a.
        Fibroadenomas are most common in post-menopausal women.
      • b.
        Fibroadenomas may grow rapidly during pregnancy.
      • c.
        Fibroadenomas are malignant neoplasms.
      • d.
        Fibroadenomas often recur after complete surgical excision.
      Answer: b. Fibroadenomas may grow rapidly during pregnancy.
      Fibroadenoma is a circumscribed benign breast neoplasm.
      • Neal L.
      • Sandhu N.P.
      • Hieken T.J.
      Diagnosis and management of benign, atypical, and intermediate breast lesions detected on core needle biopsy.
      They occur most commonly in adolescent females and young women, are hormone-sensitive, and may grow rapidly during pregnancy. Fibroadenomas may occur as multiple lesions in a patient, but small fibroadenomas in young women generally have a limited potential for recurrence after complete surgical excision.
      • Javed A.
      • Jenkins S.M.
      • Labow B.
      • et al.
      Intermediate and long-term outcomes of fibroadenoma excision in adolescent and young adult patients.
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      • Grady I.
      • Gorsuch H.
      • Wilburn-Baily S.
      Long-term outcome of benign fibroadenomas treated by ultrasound guided percutaneous excision.

      References

        • Neal L.
        • Sandhu N.P.
        • Hieken T.J.
        Diagnosis and management of benign, atypical, and intermediate breast lesions detected on core needle biopsy.
        Mayo Clin Proc. 2014; 89: 536-547
        • Javed A.
        • Jenkins S.M.
        • Labow B.
        • et al.
        Intermediate and long-term outcomes of fibroadenoma excision in adolescent and young adult patients.
        Breast J. 2019; 25: 91-95
        • Grady I.
        • Gorsuch H.
        • Wilburn-Baily S.
        Long-term outcome of benign fibroadenomas treated by ultrasound guided percutaneous excision.
        Breast J. 2008; 14: 275-278