PATTERN OF BENIGN BREAST DISEASES: A NEGLECTED ENTITY
Rameshkumar Pandey*, Ravinder Narang, Bhupendra Mehra and Dilip Gupta
Background: To study the clinical profile and pattern of benign breast disease and its pathological correlation in patients undergoing FNAC/Biopsy. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study of females with breast disease presenting to surgery department over a period of one year. Patients with obvious malignancy and males were excluded from the study. Clinico-pathological evaluation was done as per standard proforma. Results: A total of 715 females were included in the study. Fibroadenoma (42.8%) and fibroadenosis (26.5%) were the commonest both presenting mostly at 21-40years of age. Right side involvement was most common. The sensitivity of clinical diagnosis was found to be 99.4% for fibroadenoma, 97% for fibroadenosis, 85.8% for galactocele, and 100% for phylloides tumor and breast abscess. Conclusion: Benign breast diseases are common problems of 3rd and 4th decade in females and raises considerable fear of malignancy. The accuracy of clinical examination for detection of benign breast diseases was 99% as compared to histopathology and 96% as compared to cytology.
Keywords: Benign, Breast diseases, Fibroadenoma, fibroadenosis.
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