Surgical excision is demonstrated if the mass persists to adulthood or reaches 5 cm which can lead to risk of developing giant fibroadenoma
or cystosarcoma phyllodes (1, 2, 13).
Breast Asymmetry: Presentation of a Giant Fibroadenoma
. Breast J.
(3-5) In a review of 15 publications, Neinstein found that giant benign phylloides tumours and giant fibroadenoma
made up less than 1 percent of all benign tumours of the adolescent breast.
, greater than 5cm or 500gm can be associated with significant deformity, raising suspicion for malignancy and requiring surgical excision12.
Oh, "Giant fibroadenoma
in the axilla: a common entity of uncommon size in a rare location," Archives of Plastic Surgery, vol.
The fibroadenoma is followed by benign phyllodes tumour (10.56%) and a very small contribution of other benign tumours which include juvenile fibroadenoma, giant fibroadenoma
and lipoma (1.11% each).
Virginal hypertrophy, giant fibroadenoma
, and cystosarcoma phyllodes are the important differential diagnoses to be considered when one encounters a large breast mass.
(26) reported a-72-year-old man who presented with a giant fibroadenoma
(25 cm) having received 4 years of anti-androgen therapy for prostate carcinoma after orchidectomy.
(1,2,5,9,10) The term giant fibroadenoma
is reserved for fibroadenomas that are greater than 5 cm in diameter.
INTRODUCTION: Giant fibroadenoma
is defined as tumour measuring 5 cm or more in diameter or disproportionately large compared to the rest of the breast.
Juvenile FA can assume a large size, and the terms cellular fibroadenoma or giant fibroadenoma
have been used by some authors for this entity.
Fine needle aspiration cytology revealed -features suggestive of benign lesion, s/o giant fibroadenoma