Fibroadenoma in supernumerary breast

Department of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Numune State Hospital, Selçuklu, Konya, Turkey.
Journal of B.U.ON.: official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology (Impact Factor: 0.74). 04/2007; 12(2):285-6.
Source: PubMed


The presence of supernumerary breast (or polymastia) is not uncommon; however, reports of fibroadenoma in supernumerary breast tissue are rare. The present article reports a case of fibroadenoma developing in the supernumerary breast located below the normal left pectoral breast in a 26-year-old woman. Clinical and ultrasonographic examination of both pectoral breasts revealed no abnormalities but a mass was found in the third breast. The patient underwent resection of the supernumerary breast and the histopathological examination showed an intracanalicular type of fibroadenoma within the breast tissue.

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