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Benign Breast Diseases: Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Management

RUNGRUANG, BUNJA MD,; KELLEY, JOSEPH L. III, MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 1 - p 110–124
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318208010e
Breast Cancer: Pursuing State of the Art Care

Benign breast diseases are common and encompass a spectrum of disorders. The majority of diagnoses will stem from a patient presenting with symptoms such as a mass or discomfort, or as a result of breast imaging which shows abnormalities leading to percutaneous biopsy. When mammographic and pathologic findings are disconcordant or when a high-risk lesion that can be associated with a preinvasive orinvasive malignancy is found, formal excisional biopsy is recommended.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Correspondence: Joseph L. Kelley, III, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Magee-Womens Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Suite 2130 Pittsburgh, PA 15228. e-mail: jkelley@mail.magee.edu

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.