GENERAL SURGERY – Breast Conditions
Benign breast lesions
The majority of benign breast lesions form as a result of normal changes in the breast.
The most commonly occurring benign breast conditions are fibrocystic changes.
Fibroadenom is the most frequently occurring benign tumor in young women.
Filloides tumor is a lesion that resembles fibroadenom. Although it is generally benign some forms can become malignant.
Papilloma is a type of benign tumor that originates in the milk ducts. Intraductal papilloma is papilloma that occurs in widely in the ducts. It is recognized by oozing from the nipple, which can sometimes be bloody. The risk of it becoming malignant is quite low.
Radial scar is a benign lesion that may be confused with cancer and is visible in a mammography. Though the cause is not known with certainty, it may be related to inflammation.
Ductal Hyperplasia is identified by a microscopic examination of the tissue because there is no other specific diagnostic technique. Atypical ductal hyperplasia is a neoplastic variation that poses a risk of developing into cancer.
It is not always possible to diagnose all of these benign breast lesion with certainty and surgical procedures to remove the lesions may be required for a certain diagnosis. Lesions which can be identified as the result of a physical exam can be surgically removed while the surgical removal of non-palpable breast lesions is performed with Mamography Guided Needle Localization or Ultrasound Guided Needle Localization (USG).
Duration of stay in hospital: 0 days
Length of operation: 60-90 min.
Time of stay in Istanbul: 3 days
Lab work requested from the patient: Mammography or breast USG