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South African Journal of Surgery

versão On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versão impressa ISSN 0038-2361


MOTSUMI, M; NARASIMHAMURTHY, M  e  GABOLWELWE, M. Fibroadenoma in the axillary accessory breast. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2018, vol.56, n.3, pp.30-31. ISSN 2078-5151.

A 30-year-old female noted a mass in her right axilla for 6 years. The mass was painless, slowly growing, causing discomfort, had cyclical changes in consistency and was of cosmetic concern to the patient. Examination revealed normal breasts and a soft, non-tender, broad based mass in the right axilla. Sonography was non-diagnostic. Diagnostic doubt, cosmetic concern and discomfort to the patient prompted excisional biopsy which revealed a 1 cm fibroadenoma with surrounding breast tissue and a diagnosis of fibroadenoma arising in accessory breast tissue was made. Surgical excision is recommended for symptomatic accessory breast tissue where diagnostic doubt exists and for cosmetic reasons.

Palavras-chave : Fibroadenoma in Supernumerary breast; Fibroadenoma in Ectopic breast; Fibroadenoma in Accessory breast; Fibroadenoma in polymastia.

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