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Original Article

Clinicopathoradiological Study of Benign Breast Diseases

Akshay Prasad, Atul Jain, Akash Gupta, Ravi Meena

Keywords : Benign breast diseases, Breast lump, Fibroadenoma

Citation Information : Prasad A, Jain A, Gupta A, Meena R. Clinicopathoradiological Study of Benign Breast Diseases. 2021; 16 (2):64-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10088-11171

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-02-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Context: Breast complaints are one of the most common reasons for surgical consultation. The majority ultimately proves to have a benign origin. Breast lesions may present with a variety of symptoms often confusing clinical evaluation leading to error in treatment of essentially benign conditions. Aims and objectives: The aims and objectives of the article were to study the age incidence and clinical presentation of benign breast diseases (BBDs) and to assess the role of clinical examination and radiological imaging with histopathological confirmation of diagnosis in such cases. Settings and design: This prospective study was conducted in the department of general surgery in 100 cases of BBDs. Materials and methods: In this study, we have selected patients with age >10–60 years presenting with a palpable breast lump or breast pain in the surgical outpatient department (OPD) or referred from other departments for the same. Results: The commonest age of presentation was between 20 and 40 years. More than half of the patients presented with only a lump as the chief complaint. The comparison correlation between preoperative investigations and histopathological correlation is statistically significant (p <0.001). Conclusion: The majority of the BBDs occur in younger age group. The most common presenting complaints are lumps in the breast, pain in the breast, and followed by nipple discharge. Ultrasonography (USG) is very useful in diagnosing abscesses, cysts, and galactoceles.

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