Reviewer: Hind Nassar, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Revised: 7 October 2012, last major update June 2010
Copyright: (c) 2002-2010, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
● An incidental finding, usually in a background of fibrocystic change
● Also called fibroadenomatoid hyperplasia, fibroadenomatoid mastopathy
● Radiology: suspicious, granular, clustered microcalcifications on screening mammography (AJR Am J Roentgenol 1998;171:1331)
Micro description (Histopathology)
● Proliferation of intralobular connective tissue that resembles microscopic foci of fibroadenoma without an actual mass and without the typical circumscription of a fibroadenoma
● Often coexists with dilated ducts, epithelial hyperplasia, adenosis, calcifications
End of Breast-nonmalignant > Fibrocystic disease > Fibroadenomatoid change
This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must also be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.
All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at copyrightPathOut@gmail.com with any questions (click here for other contact information).