Operations for Benign Breast Diseases

  • Jameson L. Chassin


Most fibroadenomas are small, round, freely movable, well-encapsulated nodules that are easily diagnosed on physical examination and occur most often in women aged 15 to 30. Operation is indicated because some of these tumors will continue to grow, especially during pregnancy. Occassionally, carcinoma may masquerade as a fibroadenoma.


Breast Tissue Benign Breast Disease Nipple Discharge Mammary Duct Fibrocystic Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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