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Breast fibroadenoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Palpable left breast nodule. Mammography and ultrasound inconclusive.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

MRI showed several features of a benign lesion: Sharp margins, lobulation/septation, centrifugal enhancement, gradual enhancement over time, and hyperintense T2 signal. Excisional biopsy yielded a fibroadenoma.

Case Discussion

Fibroadenoma, a common benign breast lesion, results from excess proliferation of connective tissue and characteristically contain both stromal and epithelial cells.

The majority of fibroadenomas show slow initial contrast enhancement followed by a persistent delayed phase (type I enhancement curve).

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Case information

rID: 13817
Published: 19th May 2011
Last edited: 20th Apr 2020
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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