Breast fibroadenomas: a review in the light of current literature

Pol Przegl Chir. 2020 Dec 7;93(1):40-48. doi: 10.5604/01.3001.0014.5676.


<br><b>Introduction:</b> Fibroadenomas are one of the most common benign tumors of the breast in the adolescent females accounting for about 2/3<sup>rd</sup> of all the breast lumps and more than half of all the biopsied breast lesions. They come into being due to overgrowth of glandular tissue under the influence of hormonal changes that the girls undergo at the time of puberty. Due to the wide prevalence of fibroadenomas and the psychosocial morbidity associated with the finding of a breast mass, it is imperative for physicians treating adolescent patients to be thoroughly familiar and updated with this disease. <br><b>Aim:</b> The article aims at providing a brief review of the classification, presentation, diagnosis, and update on the management of breast fibroadenomas on the basis of recent literature.

Keywords: adolescence; benign breast neoplasm; breast lump; fibroadenoma; observation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Female
  • Fibroadenoma / diagnosis*
  • Fibroadenoma / therapy*
  • Humans