There has been a progressive increase in young women presenting with breast lumps. Benign breast conditions causing lumps or tumors are quite common in young women. Among those, incidence of fibroadenoma is highest in young women. Study aimed to analyse incidence and type of benign breast lumps in young females.
Material and Methods: This was a retrospective record based study conducted in the Department of General Surgery Belgavi Institute of Medical Science, Belagavi from January 2017 to December 2017. Patients were examined clinically and ultrasonography, FNAC were done. Patients fit for surgery were admitted in surgery ward and operated. Specimen were sent for histopathological studies and postoperatively patients were assessed for wound infection seroma formation and recurrence.
Results: Fibroadenoma were seen in more number followed by fibroadenosis. Fibroadenomas were commonly of 2-2.9 cm size. Patients were investigated with FNAC and ultrasonography, most of the lumps were benign which usually does not need any surgical treatment only proper education and counseling needed.
Conclusion: Fibroadenomas are benign disease of the breast. Mainly seen in young females of age 16-40 years. Breast lumps are of different sizes and are usually spherical in shape. They are more commonly seen on left side in upper and outer quadrant. Triple examination is important in breast lump cases i.e. clinical examination, ultrasonography and FNAC. Though conservative management or observation can be followed in young girl or excision biopsy can be done.