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Evaluation of Breast Lumps in Women Aged 18–40 Years

Hanan Abed Slebi, Samar D. Sarsam, Ahmad Abed Marzook

Abstract


Background: Finding a breast lump can cause a lot of anxiety. Most breast lumps, particularly in younger women, are not caused by cancer. Aim of study: To identify the out-come of breast lumps in women aged 18–40 year. Patients and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study conducted at the center of early detection of breast cancer, Elwiya maternity teaching hospital from the first of June 2015 to the end of December 2015, seventy-five patients with breast lamps were included. Results: Mean age 29 years, (69.3%) of the patients had mass in the breast as a chief complaint, 13.3% had pain in the nipples and areola and only 8% had nipple discharge (greenish discharge and galactorrhoea). Most of the lumps 43 (57.33%), were in the upper lateral quadrant of the breast. Accuracy of ultrasound 80%, sensitivity 100% while the specificity is 57%. Sensitivity of cytological examination 70% and specificity 100%. Histopathology revealed ten (13.2%) patients as having malignant tumor.  Conclusion: The most common type of benign breast tumor was fibroadenoma, while invasive ductal carcinoma was the malignant type. Ultrasound is a useful available tool for diagnosis of breast lump in young women.

 

Keywords: Breast lumps, malignant tumor, ultrasound, fibroadenoma

 

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Hanan Abed Slebi, Samar D. Sarsam, Ahmad Abed Marzook. Evaluation of Breast Lumps in Women Aged 18–40 Years. Research & Reviews: Journal of Oncology and Hematology. 2019; 8(1):
5–9p.


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