Benign Breast Tumors

  • Emilia Josefa Borromeo Diego


The topic of benign breast diseases covers a wide variety of conditions, both common and unusual, that may require additional workup, excision, or surveillance. In addition, some benign conditions may confer an increased risk for future disease, and this risk should be explained to the patient during treatment for these entities. This section attempts to provide a basic understanding of some of the most frequently encountered benign breast conditions as well as some rare types, including current recommendations for workup, management, differential diagnoses, and future surveillance. The specific conditions that are explored in this chapter include fibroadenomas, intraductal papillomas, lipomas, hamartomas, radial scars, and gynecomastia in males.


Fibroadenoma Phyllode tumor Intraductal papilloma Lipoma Hamartoma Radial scar Granular cell tumor Gynecomastia 


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  • Emilia Josefa Borromeo Diego
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical OncologyMagee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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