Breast fibroadenoma in a male patient

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Palpable lum in the left nipple.

Patient Data

Age: 26-year-old
Gender: Male

US Left breast

Circumscribed nodule with heterogeneous echogenicity, predominantly hypoechogenic with small hyperechoic foci, and measuring 25 x 7 x 20 mm is identified just below the left nipple. 

Procedure: With the patient in supine position, the target nodule was identified by ultrasound. The skin was prepped and draped in usual sterile fashion. Local anaesthesia was performed using 1% lignocaine. Under ultrasound guidance, the core biopsy procedure using a 14G true-cut needle was performed, and three fragments were obtained.

Case Discussion


MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: Sections show fibro-adipose breast tissue composed of loose fibro myxoid stroma containing elongate irregular ducts. There is usual ductal hyperplasia present. There is no evidence of atypia, in-situ or invasive malignancy.

DIAGNOSIS: Left breast, core biopsy: Fibroadenoma.

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Case information

rID: 48370
Published: 21st Oct 2016
Last edited: 2nd Jan 2017
System: Chest
Tag: rmh
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