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Wednesday 1 March 2017

fibroadenomatoid mastopathy

See also : mammary fibroadenoma

Definition: A benign breast lesion with the composite histologic features of a fibroadenoma and fibrocystic changes has been referred to previously as fibroadenomatosis or fibroadenomatoid mastopathy.

This lesion is distinct from the typical well circumscribed fibroadenoma that may have fibrocystic changes.

The lesion was characterized by microscopic fibroadenomatoid foci intermingled with dilated ducts, epitheliosis, and adenosis.

It is suggested that fibroadenomatosis is yet another pattern in the complex morphologic spectrum known as benign proliferative breast disease.

It may represent a morphologic stage in the development of fibroadenoma(s).