Diagnosis and management of fibroadenomas in the adolescent breast

Felecia Cerrato, Brian I Labow
Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2013, 27 (1): 23-5
Fibroadenomas are benign breast masses that can present a management challenge in adolescent populations. Most fibroadenomas may be managed conservatively without surgery, but those masses that are symptomatic or increasing in size may require surgical excision. In adolescents, the implications of surgical intervention in the breast are unclear, and there is little outcomes data. In this article, the authors discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of fibroadenoma in adolescents. Key considerations for physicians in treating these masses in this population are reviewed.

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