Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7434
GALLEGO, Gildardo. Palpable breast nodule. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2005, vol.56, n.1, pp. 82-91. ISSN 0034-7434.
This is a review about palpable lump in the breast; it emphasis the importance of gynaecological consultation. The most common benign and malignant breast entities presenting palpable mass are described, such as fibroadenomas, lipomas, phyllode cystosarcomas, cysts, fat necrosis and breast cancer. Points are given for establishing differential diagnosis for women aged less than 40 and those over 40. The review enumerates types of paraclinical diagnosis and focuses on available treatment. Concepts regarding a practical vision of palpable breast mass are given so that doctors can make a suitable diagnosis and provide correct treatment which is of benefit for the patient.
Palavras-chave : breast diseases; breast neoplasms; fibroadenoma.