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Fibroadenoma

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    00:01 Fibroadenoma in greater detail.

    00:03 Most common benign tumor of the breast.

    00:05 It’s an actual tumor.

    00:07 Composed of fibrous and glandular tissue.

    00:08 Fibroadenoma.

    00:10 Most common tumor in less than 30.

    00:12 It’s a firm, rubbery mass and maybe mobile.

    00:15 It’s benign.

    00:17 The chance of it going on to cancer, very, very slim.

    00:20 This is an actual tumor.

    00:24 Fibroadenoma, benign tumor.

    00:25 Spherical nodule that is sharply circumscribed.

    00:28 This is absolutely benign.

    00:30 Freely mobile.

    00:31 Where does it occur? Upper outer quadrant. Why? Well, this is the area that would have the most amount of what’s known as your fibrous tissue.

    00:39 And so therefore, it would be the quadrant that is going to have a a graphic upcoming that will show you where majority of your tumors of the breast will be located.

    00:49 And it will be the outer upper quadrant.

    00:52 In fact, let me ask you something once again.

    00:55 If you’re thinking about prognosis of breast cancer, eventually when we talk about breast cancer, where is it? What then indicates -- What’s your best indicator for prognosis? Spread to the axial lymph node.

    01:08 Outer quadrant makes it easier for it to then spread to the axial lymph node, unfortunately.

    01:13 Grayish white appearance is the actual tumor, but if you were to take it out, there’s every possibility that you might find it to be blood-tinged.

    01:21 On mammography, you’d find that you would find a tumor and it’s white and it’s large.

    01:28 And it’s histologic picture will be that which is fibrosis.

    01:33 You wouldn’t find increased number of cysts.

    01:35 This is a pure tumor of fibrous nature.


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    The lecture Fibroadenoma by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Breast Disease.


    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Fibrous tissue
    2. Apocrine metaplasia
    3. Leaf-like projections
    4. Blue dome cysts
    5. Microcysts
    1. Upper outer quadrant, closer to the stroma.
    2. Upper inner quadrant, closer to the nipple.
    3. Upper outer quadrant, closer to the nipple.
    4. Lower inner quadrant, closer to the stroma.
    5. Lower outer quadrant, closer to the stroma.

    Author of lecture Fibroadenoma

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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