Breast Lump

Last updated 02.01.13

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Lump detected in breast either by self examination, clinical examination or by imaging

 

Features

-  Young/teens: fibroadenoma

-  Pregnancy: fibroadenoma

-  30-50yrs: cysts

 

Associated S/S

-  Rubbery, moveable: fibroadenoma

-  Change with menstrual cycle: cyst

-  Tender: inflammatory breast Ca

 

Causes

-  Cysts

-  Fibroadenoma

-  Pseudo

-  Breast Cancer

 

DDx

-  Mastitis: fever, inflammation

-  DDx inflammatory breast Ca

 

Ix

-  Mammogram if >40yrs

-  US

-  +/- FNA

-  Best for cystic lesions

-  US guided

-  +/- Core Bx

-  Best for solid lesions

 

Mx

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