Management of benign breast diseases at a tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. E Chinnaiah and Dr. Tejus V Nagireddy
Abstract: Fibroadenoma is the most common lesion of the breast; it occurs in 25% of asymptomatic women. They are benign, spherical, well-demarcated tumors of varying size. They arise from the epithelium and stroma of the terminal duct-lobular unit. It is usually a disease of early reproductive life; the peak incidence is between the ages of 15 and 35 years. About 50 cases of benign breast diseases were selected, only inpatient cases are considered for the study. Outpatient cases, males, malignant cases and cases which were operated early were excluded from the study. Majority of our cases were managed surgically (90%). Only 5 out of 50 i.e. 10% cases were managed conservatively. All the 5 cases which were managed conservatively are Fibroadenosis. Conservative line of management included.