Published: 2019-06-29

Clinical, pathological and radiological correlative study of benign breast diseases in a tertiary care hospital

Satyajit Samal, Phanindra Kumar Swain, Siddharth Pattanayak


Background: Study of pattern of benign breast disease is a challenge due to variants in occurrence and presentation in different age groups and different geographical areas. The objective was to study the pattern of benign breast diseases and its clinical, pathological and radiological correlation.

Methods: This is a prospective study of females with benign breast diseases presenting to surgery department. This work was done for studying the age distribution, to evaluate the different types of benign diseases of the breast, their mode of clinical presentation, pathology, to evaluate the accuracy of different modes of triple assessment and various modes of management for different types of Benign Breast Diseases. Patients with obvious malignancy and males were excluded from the study.

Results: A total of 200 females were included in the study. Fibroadenoma (55%) was the commonest diseases with presenting mostly at 20-24years of age. Clinical examination had accuracy of 88%, USG had accuracy of 77.3%, FNAC had 93% and mammography had 83.33% accuracy foe diagnosing benign breast diseases.

Conclusions: Benign breast diseases are common problems of 2nd and 3rd decade in females and raises considerable fear of malignancy. The patients of BBDs generally present with one or more of these complaints-breast lump, breast pain or nipple discharge. All the patients with discrete breast lumps should undergo a triple assessment to make an early diagnosis.


Benign breast diseases, Fibroadenoma, Mammography, FNAC, USG

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