Hamartomas of the breast

Am Surg. 1994 Jun;60(6):447-50.


Hamartomas of the breast are rare tumor-like lesions composed of ducts, lobules, fat, and fibrous tissue. The clinical and pathologic findings of six cases of patients ranging in age from 19 to 63 years are reported. Diagnosis is difficult, and we emphasize that fine needle aspiration and cytology of the smears is not diagnostic for hamartomas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Breast Diseases / pathology*
  • Breast Diseases / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hamartoma / pathology*
  • Hamartoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Mastectomy, Modified Radical
  • Mastectomy, Segmental
  • Middle Aged