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Giant fibroadenoma of the breast: A rare case in a mature woman


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Title: Giant fibroadenoma of the breast: A rare case in a mature woman
Authors: Meng, Xiangyue / Yamanouchi, Kosho / Kuba, Sayaka / Sakimura, Chika / Morita, Michi / Matsuguma, Kunihito / Kanetaka, Kengo / Takatsuki, Mitsuhisa / Abe, Kuniko / Eguchi, Susumu
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Citation: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 63, pp.36-39; 2019
Abstract: Introduction: Fibroadenomas are common benign lesions of the breast that are usually found young patients. Giant fibroadenomas are uncommon benign lesions, defined as fibroadenomas of >5 cm in size, which are usually found in patients of less than 20 years of age. Presentation of case: A 39-year-old premenopausal woman presented with a right breast tumor that had rapidly increased in size and which showed ulceration and bleeding. Needle biopsy showed mixed connective tissue and an epithelial tumor without a leaf-like pattern, but indeterminate. Total mastectomy and skin grafting were performed. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of giant fibroadenoma. Discussion: In comparison to all previous reports on patients with giant fibroadenoma, this patient was relatively old and the etiology was unknown. Although rare, an appropriate therapeutic strategy should be decided according to the results of a histopathological examination. Conclusion: Early treatment could allow breast preserving surgery and patients should be recommended to undergo reexamination with awareness of progression.
Keywords: Breast / Giant fibroadenoma / Phyllodes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39467
ISSN: 22102612
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.09.015
Rights: © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of IJS Publishing Group Ltd. This is an openaccess article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39467

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