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Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast.
Diagnosis is usually made by sampling a piece of the lump obtained by needle biopsy. If the lump does not cause pain, is not very large, and is not growing, it is acceptable to watch these.

In brief: No

Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast.
Diagnosis is usually made by sampling a piece of the lump obtained by needle biopsy. If the lump does not cause pain, is not very large, and is not growing, it is acceptable to watch these.
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