Saturday, 8 April 2017

A Giant Fibroadenoma

📸: A giant fibroadenoma that grew for 15 years. The woman carried it about in a special bag designed for the tumor

Fibroadenomas are common benign tumors made up of both glandular breast tissue and stromal tissue.They are most common in young women in their 20s and 30s and are usually firm, non-tender and mobile.

Investigations include: Mammography, breast ultrasound, fine-needle aspiration, and core needle biopsy.

Most fibroadenomas are simply left alone however, some women prefer to have the lump surgically removed as they do have a tendency to grow during pregnancy or the menstrual cycle.
Picture credit @dr_sn1vel

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