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Giant fibroadenoma in a 22 year old patient: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20519804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant fibroadenomas are a rare form of fibroadenoma that present as rapidly enlarging breast masses. They are typically greater than 5 cm or 500 grams in size and most frequently are seen in premenopausal Afro-Caribbean or East Asian females. This unique case report presents a 22-year-old female who presented with an enlarging breast mass measuring 23 × 28 cm. After core needle biopsy, the mass was diagnosed as a giant fibroadenoma and treated surgically with mastectomy. After a 5 year follow up she has not reported any signs of recurrence of the mass.
Andrew McCague; Joseph Vivian Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breast disease     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Breast Dis     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-20     Completed Date:  2011-06-01     Revised Date:  2011-12-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801277     Medline TA:  Breast Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA 92324, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Fibroadenoma / pathology*,  surgery
Young Adult

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