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Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Rarely: Fibroadenomas are benign and by natural history will often regress over 10-15 years. diangosis can be established via core bx. Making them "go away" is generally reserved for symptomatic (palpable and/or tenderness which is usually cyclical). Minimally invasive options are generally preferred over surgical excision - image guided percutaneous vacuum assisted excision, cryoablation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Fibroadenoma (Definition)

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Can i wear a bra after fibroadenoma excision surgery?

Can i wear a bra after fibroadenoma excision surgery?

Once it is healed: Yes you can wear the bra after 7-10 days from the date of surgery. it takes that long for the incision to heal and for the pain to subside. The degree of pain/discomfort in the breast will serve as your guide. ...Read more

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How much does a fibroadenoma removal surgery cost?

How much does a fibroadenoma removal surgery cost?

Discuss with MD: I assume this is a Breast fibroadenoma. If removal is required, it is done as a day surgery procedure. Cost varies on your type of insurance, surgery location, and other factors. Talk with you were treating position for best surgical options. Some fibroadenomas may be watched without surgery. If a more serious diagnosis is in question, removal is best option. ...Read more

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What are the other options for removal of fibroadenoma other than surgery?

None.: Fibroadenoma are mostly benign. Sometimes fluid filled become cystic and painful. Can be aspirated with needle by a breast surgeon or Invasive radiologist. Avoid Chocolate,Coffee. Add Vitamin E and some times BCP also help prevent recurrent exacerbation of painful Fibroadenoma ...Read more

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I'm getting fibroadenoma removal surgery on my breast, then 10 days after going to Cali. How long do stitches stay in for such a minor surgery?

I'm getting fibroadenoma removal surgery on my breast, then 10 days after going to Cali. How long do stitches stay in for such a minor surgery?

Depends on surgeon: It depends on the surgeon and the sutures used. I use absorbable sutures that don't need to be removed. It is ok to call your surgeon to ask about that. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of surgical excision of breast fibrodenoma or any lesion?

Bleeding, infection: Usually bleeding or infection but different procedures may have different complications. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat a fibroadenoma cyst?

Yes and no: The current guidelines do require a tissue sample that can be done by a core biopsy to prove that this is a fibroadenoma. This is not an open surgery. There are several options for treatment depending on the size and your symptoms. You should consult your breast surgeon for a discussion to decide what is the best approach for you. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best option for one to do when diagnosed with fibroadenoma?

Is surgery the best option for one to do when diagnosed with fibroadenoma?

Not necessarily.: When a tumor is found in the breast it is essential to determine whether it is benign or malignant. This is best done by means of a non-surgical needle biopsy. If a fibroadenoma is diagnosed, this is benign and does not need to be removed unless it is very large and/or causing significant breast pain. ...Read more

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