Giant fibroadenoma mimicking phylloides tumor in post-menopausal female: a case report and review of literature


  • Banwari Lal Bairwa Department of Surgery, M. P. Birla Hospital, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India



Giant fibroadenoma, Phylloides tumor, Breast, Post-menopausal woman


Giant fibroadenomas are rare breast lesions in elderly women especially post-menopausal women and accounting for 0.5-2% of all cases of fibroadenomas. They pose diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge because resemblance of its clinical and imaging features with other breast lesions, especially phylloides tumor. We present a rare case of giant fibroadenoma of breast in postmenopausal female of 53 year of age mimicking phylloides tumor. Ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) suggestive of fibroadenoma. Tumor was completely excised and diagnosis of giant fibroadenoma was confirmed by histopathology. Breast conserving surgery is the gold standard treatment.

Author Biography

Banwari Lal Bairwa, Department of Surgery, M. P. Birla Hospital, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

consultant surgeon, department of surgery


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