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A benign tumor containing both fibrous and glandular elements.



a mature benign tumor of connective and glandular tissues. A fibroadenoma develops in organs with a glandular structure, such as the breast and the prostate. It grows slowly, is clearly demarcated from the surrounding tissues, and is often encapsulated. The symptoms depend on the site: moderate tenderness of the breast if the mammary gland is affected and difficulty of urination, including acute retention of urine, if the prostate is involved. Malignant degeneration is possible. Fibroadenomas are treated surgically.

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Giant juvenile fibroadenoma associated with dysplasia on the underdeveloped breast.
Long-term risk of breast cancer in women with fibroadenoma.
I found comfort in reading about other women's experiences of having fibroadenomas removed and learned to accept--and even love--their scars.
8 Diameter [mm] n Lesion Inflammatory CA 1 Fibroadenoma 41 Ductal CA In Situ 5 Invasive Ductal CA 49 Invasive Lobular CA 3 Medullar CA 2 Papillary CA 2 Tubular CA 1 Location Lower Outer Quadrant 18 Lower Inner Quadrant 7 Upper Outer Quadrant 37 Upper Inner Quadrant 11 Retroareolar area 31 Breast Side Right 58 Left 46 Avg[+ or -]Sd Age [years] 48.
Sixty nine percent of breast lesions undergoing open surgical biopsy are found to be benign (1) and fibroadenomas (FA) constitute about 50% of those lesions (2).
In total, 64 women aged 15-30 years with fibroadenoma were randomised to one of two groups.
Washington, July 21 ( ANI ): Singapore scientists have discovered the gene that causes fibroadenoma, which is one of the most common breast tumours diagnosed in women.
In addition to breast cancer, these endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are linked to benign breast masses such as fibrocystic breast disease and fibroadenomas.
Fibroadenomas can be very large - they vary from pea size to being larger than a lemon.
It presents across a wide age range (from 12 to 65 yrs) but is most common among premenopausal women and therefore tends to be confused with fibroadenoma on clinical examination.