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Breast fibroadenomas in adolescents: current perspectives

Authors Lee M, Soltanian HT

Received 26 February 2015

Accepted for publication 2 May 2015

Published 2 September 2015 Volume 2015:6 Pages 159—163

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S55833

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Steven Youngentob

Michelle Lee, Hooman T Soltanian

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Abstract: Fibroadenomas are one of the most common benign tumors of the breast in the adolescent population. They account for 68% of all breast masses and 44%–94% of all biopsied breast lesions. Fibroadenomas can range from asymptomatic masses to painful and rapidly growing tumors that can cause significant esthetic distortions of the breast. Given the prevalence of fibroadenomas in the adolescent population and the psychosocial morbidity of finding a mass in the adolescent breast, it is imperative for physicians treating adolescent patients to be familiar and up to date with this disease process. The goal of this article is to provide a brief review of the classification, etiology, symptoms, initial work-up, and update on the management of breast fibroadenomas in the adolescent population.

Keywords: breast mass, benign breast neoplasm, breast growth, breast development, breast asymmetry

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