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Benign breast problems and their management 

Benign breast problems and their management
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Benign breast problems and their management
Author(s):

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215065.003.0007
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date: 18 August 2019

Benign breast problems and their management. This chapter describes the presentation and management of the most common benign breast problems. These form the bulk of outpatient diagnostic work. Important topics covered are congenital problems such as Poland's syndrome and hypomastia, breast development and involution, fibroadenoma, breast cysts, breast pain, nipple discharge and the management of other common benign breast lumps. More complex problems such as duct ectasia and periductal mastitis, granulomatous mastitis, radial scar and complex sclerosing lesions are also discussed. This chapter delivers a simple, evidence based diagnostic and management pathway for each of these conditions.

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