Fibrocystic Change: Proliferative Changes

  • Radhakrishna Selvi


The terminal ductal lobular unit is normally 1–2 mm in size but can vary from 1 to 8 mm in size. Around the time of menopause, the production of new TDLUs decrease along with the atrophy of lobules and connective tissue surrounding the TDLUs. They are partially replaced by adipose tissue. Mammographically this is well demonstrated as fatty breasts in the postmenopausal age group.


Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Luminal Epithelial Cell Radial Scar Lobular Neoplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radhakrishna Selvi
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  1. 1.Chennai Breast CentreChennaiIndia

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