Fibroadenoma is one of the commonest non-cancerous breast lumps encounter in surgical practice.
They are firm; whitish lumps with a well-defined boarder. They are common during the second and third decade of life in the female breast. Sometimes they can be large and multiple.
A Fibroadenoma is also called a “breast mouse” since it is so mobile and slips away from the examining fingers. Once diagnosed fibro adenomas can be either left alone and followed up if they are small and multiple. Large ones need surgical removal. If the patient is older than 35 years generally they need excision.
Dr Udaya Samarajeewa MBBS, MD- Surgery, MRCS (Eng.)
Consultant General Surgeon