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RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 347-349

Benign breast diseases: experience at Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan

Waseem Memon, Ambreen Mannan, Rabia Gilani.


Objective: To determine the frequency of Benign Breast Disease (BBD) in Isra University Hospital Hyderabad.
Methodology: This prospective, descriptive study was carried out at Isra University Hospital Hyderabad, Pakistan from January 2014 and January 2016. Data including age, presenting complaints, clinical examination, histopathological examination and treatment given were all collected from patients presenting in surgery department with breast complaints and recorded. All patients with breast malignancy and trauma of breast were excluded from the study. Data were analyzed using SPSS v. 17.
Results: A total of 105 patients with benign breast disease admitted during the study period. Mean age of patients was 30 years (range 13-65). Fibroadenoma was the most common diagnosis in 45(42%), followed by fibrocystic disease 25(23%), breast abscesses 15(14%), sebaceous cyst 10(9.5%), duct ectasia 4(3.8%) and Phylloides 2(1.9%) cases.
Conclusion: Fibroadenoma was the most common BBD followed by fibrocystic disease with presentation of either discrete mass or mastalgia.

Key words: Benign breast disease, fibroadenoma, mastalgia.

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