Breast fibroadenoma and its clinical perspectives: a prospective observational study


  • Nishant Kumar Department of General surgery, Raipur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India



Benign breast disease, Pathology, Risk factors, Triple assessment


Background: To study the patterns of breast fibroadenoma in females and to co-relate them with the pathological findings.

Methods: Sixty six females who attended the Surgery Department in Darbhanga Medical College, Bihar, a tertiary centre in rural area, with benign breast lump during the period Bihar during period of November 2009 to November 2011, were studied. Early diagnoses by doing a triple assessment like a clinical examination, FNAC or a core needle biopsy and imaging methods like ultrasonography or mammography. The clinical diagnoses were compared with the cytological or histological findings wherever possible and their accuracies were evaluated.

Results: Out of the 66 confirmed fibroadenoma female patients who were studied, most patients presented as a painless lump which is need to be differentiated from carcinoma. Most of the patient (63%) presented within 6 months of development of breast lesion showing increasing awareness in females of rural India. The maximum number of patient presented (55%) is of 2nd to 3rd decade. It was found that maximum number of patients have upto three children due to early marriage in rural background.

Conclusions: Fibroadenoma is a common cause for breast lump even in rural background. Triple assessment provided a quick diagnosis and it alleviated unnecessary anxiety from the patients about breast cancer. The clinical diagnosis of a breast lump, as confirmed by cytology and histology, was accurate in most of the cases.

Author Biography

Nishant Kumar, Department of General surgery, Raipur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Department of General surgery


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