Breast fibroadenoma

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert


Palpable left breast nodule. Mammography and ultrasound inconclusive.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


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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