Last reviewed: 25 Jun 2021
Last updated: 28 Sep 2018

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Fibroadenoma
  • Fibrocystic breast
  • Fat necrosis
  • Intraductal papilloma
  • Breast abscess
  • Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) and atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH)
  • Invasive breast cancer
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Uncommon

  • Phylloides tumour
  • Adenoma
  • Radial scar
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

Contributors

Authors

Marios-Konstantinos Tasoulis, MD, PhD

General Surgeon

Fellow in Breast Surgery

Breast Surgery Unit

The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

London

UK

Disclosures

M-KT declares that he has no competing interests.

Acknowledgements

Dr Marios-Konstantinos Tasoulis would like to gratefully acknowledge Professor Anees Chagpar and Dr Matthew Bower, previous contributors to this topic. AC and MB declare that they have no competing interests.

Peer reviewers

William Dooley, MD, FACS

Director of Surgical Oncology

Department of Surgery

University of Oklahoma

G. Rainey Williams Chair in Surgical Breast Oncology

OU Breast Institute

Oklahoma City

OK

Disclosures

WD declares that he has no competing interests.

Jesus Solier Insuasty Enriquez, MD

Oncology Unit

Hospital Universitario Ramon Gonzalez Valencia

Bucaramanga

Colombia

Disclosures

JE declares that he has no competing interests.

Justin Stebbing, MA, MRCP, MRCPath, PhD

Consultant Medical Oncologist/Senior Lecturer

Department of Medical Oncology

Imperial College/Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

Charing Cross Hospital

London

UK

Disclosures

JS declares that he has no competing interests.

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