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Mastalgia and breast tumour in Nigerian women.
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PMID:  2271423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
376 Nigerian women who presented with histologically proved breast tumour (256 benign and 120 malignant) were admitted to a study of mastalgia and breast tumour. A total of 67 patients, consisting of 57 (22.3%) of 256 benign disease patients and 10 (8.3%) of 120 malignant disease patient had pain, compared to 199 (77.7%) benign and 110 (91.7%) malignant disease patients who had no pain. Mastalgia was more often associated with benign tumour (57 out of 67 or 85%) than malignant neoplasm (15%). Adenosis was the leading cause of mastalgia (15 of 26 patients). Surgical extirpation of breast tumour achieved total pain relief in 85% of the patients, but adenosis patients were least likely to achieve total pain relief.
L C Chiedozie; M N Guirguis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1990 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-28     Completed Date:  1991-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Breast Neoplasms / complications,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Neoplasm Staging
Nigeria / epidemiology
Pain / epidemiology*,  etiology

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