Case Report

Unusual presentation and inconlusive biopsy render fibroadenoma in two young females a diagnostic dilemma

D Meerkotter, S Andronikou
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 13, No 3 | a499 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v13i3.499 | © 2009 D Meerkotter, S Andronikou | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2009 | Published: 20 August 2009

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D Meerkotter, regional imaging tasmania
S Andronikou, university of cape town, South Africa

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Abstract

Two young non-lactating females presented with acutely painful breast masses. Sonographic features showed mixed echogenic masses. Core biopsy was non-diagnostic in both and surgical excision revealed infarcted fibroadenomas.

Although fibroadenomas are common, they do not commonly infarct and only rarely in non-lactating and non-pregnant females.

These two cases highlight the clinical and imaging characteristics of this important differential diagnosis.

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Breast imaging

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