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Tubular adenoma of the breast: a rare presentation and review of the literature.
J Clin Med Res. 2012 Feb; 4(1):64-7.JC

Abstract

Tubular adenomas, also known as pure adenomas, are rare epithelial tumors of the breast. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature, especially in young women of reproductive age. Postmenopausal women are very rarely affected. We describe here a very rare case of tubular breast adenoma in a postmenopausal woman who presented with a gradually enlarging breast lump. Clinical examination and imaging studies revealed a non-tender well circumscribed left breast tumor suggestive of a fibroadenoma. Due to the history of progressive enlargement of the breast lump, a surgical excision was performed. Histological findings were suggestive of a tubular breast adenoma. We conclude that although tubular breast adenoma is rare, it should always be considered in the differential diagnosis in postmenopausal patients presenting with a gradually enlarging breast mass. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because tubular adenoma is indistinguishable from a fibroadenoma on physical examination and breast imaging. Surgical excision is necessary to establish a definitive diagnosis. Clinical presentation and management of our patient are discussed along with a review of the literature.

KEYWORDS

Tubular adenoma; Breast; Breast mass.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Breast Surgery Unit, Army General Hospital, Athens, Greece.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22383931

Citation

Salemis, Nikolaos S., et al. "Tubular Adenoma of the Breast: a Rare Presentation and Review of the Literature." Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, vol. 4, no. 1, 2012, pp. 64-7.
Salemis NS, Gemenetzis G, Karagkiouzis G, et al. Tubular adenoma of the breast: a rare presentation and review of the literature. Journal of clinical medicine research. 2012;4(1):64-7.
Salemis, N. S., Gemenetzis, G., Karagkiouzis, G., Seretis, C., Sapounas, K., Tsantilas, V., Sambaziotis, D., & Lagoudianakis, E. (2012). Tubular adenoma of the breast: a rare presentation and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 4(1), 64-7. https://doi.org/10.4021/jocmr746w
Salemis NS, et al. Tubular Adenoma of the Breast: a Rare Presentation and Review of the Literature. Journal of clinical medicine research. 2012;4(1):64-7. PubMed PMID: 22383931.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tubular adenoma of the breast: a rare presentation and review of the literature. AU - Salemis,Nikolaos S, AU - Gemenetzis,Georgios, AU - Karagkiouzis,Gregorios, AU - Seretis,Charalambos, AU - Sapounas,Konstantinos, AU - Tsantilas,Vlasios, AU - Sambaziotis,Dimitrios, AU - Lagoudianakis,Emmanuel, Y1 - 2012/01/17/ PY - 2011/10/28/accepted PY - 2012/3/3/entrez PY - 2012/3/3/pubmed PY - 2012/3/3/medline SP - 64 EP - 7 JF - Journal of clinical medicine research VL - 4 IS - 1 N2 - UNLABELLED: Tubular adenomas, also known as pure adenomas, are rare epithelial tumors of the breast. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature, especially in young women of reproductive age. Postmenopausal women are very rarely affected. We describe here a very rare case of tubular breast adenoma in a postmenopausal woman who presented with a gradually enlarging breast lump. Clinical examination and imaging studies revealed a non-tender well circumscribed left breast tumor suggestive of a fibroadenoma. Due to the history of progressive enlargement of the breast lump, a surgical excision was performed. Histological findings were suggestive of a tubular breast adenoma. We conclude that although tubular breast adenoma is rare, it should always be considered in the differential diagnosis in postmenopausal patients presenting with a gradually enlarging breast mass. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because tubular adenoma is indistinguishable from a fibroadenoma on physical examination and breast imaging. Surgical excision is necessary to establish a definitive diagnosis. Clinical presentation and management of our patient are discussed along with a review of the literature. KEYWORDS: Tubular adenoma; Breast; Breast mass. SN - 1918-3011 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22383931/Tubular_adenoma_of_the_breast:_a_rare_presentation_and_review_of_the_literature_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/22383931/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -