A clinicopathological profile of benign breast diseases in women in a tertiary care hospital


  • Mufsil Parappurath Department of General Surgery, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjarammoodu, Kerala
  • Samadarsi Raghavan Department of General Surgery, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjarammoodu, Kerala
  • Jayasankar Vikraman Nair Department of General Surgery, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjarammoodu, Kerala
  • Sunandha Kumari Lawrence Thulasibhai Department of General Surgery, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjarammoodu, Kerala




Breast, Tumor, Adoloscent, Benign, Fibroadenoma


Background: Benign breast conditions are associated with morbidity and great concern for the patient and are 4-5 times more common than breast cancer. Benign breast diseases are the most common cause of breast problems in females and it is more frequent than malignant ones up to 30% of women will suffer from a benign breast disease requiring one or other sort of treatment at some part of their lives. Objectives were to find out the proportions of various benign breast lesions among women aged 18 yrs and above.  

Methods: A prospective study was conducted in the Department of Surgery, Shree Gokulam Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for a period of 18 Months from January 2016 to June 2017. A total of 180 study subjects were included in the study. All the women aged more than 18 yrs. old attending the surgery OPD with palpable or immunologically detected breast lesions will be consecutively selected for the study.

Results: The commonest case among the study population was fibroadenoma 56 (31.1%). There were 9 cases of duct ectasia, 8 duct papilloma’s. Fibroadenoma could be diagnosed clinically with an accuracy of about 88% (56 cases) out of total 69 cases.

Conclusions: In short, a comprehensive clinical history and a triple assessment would suffice the tool for effective diagnosis of Benign breast diseases within 72 hrs. With correct radiological and cytological assement unnecessary morbidity associated with surgeries can be avoided in some patients.  


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