Mastectomía por fibroadenoma gigante juvenil recidivante

Translated title of the contribution: Mastectomy due to recurrent juvenile giant fibroadenoma

Juan José Hidalgo-Mora, Ismael Aznar Carretero, Amets Fernández Vega, José María Vila-Vives, Ana María García Martínez, Amparo Argudo Pechuán

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Fibroadenomas are the most common breast lesions in adolescents. The term "giant fibroadenoma" is used when the tumor reaches a size of more than 5. cm or weighs more than 500. g. Treatment consists of tumorectomy or, in a very few cases, mastectomy. The histological differential diagnosis between fibroadenoma and phyllodes tumor, a highly recurrent and usually benign lesion, is sometimes difficult. We present the case of a 17-year-old patient diagnosed with a giant fibroadenoma, who underwent five interventions due to multiple tumoral recurrences, with the final result of a mastectomy. The lesion was twice diagnosed as a borderline phyllodes tumor. The interest of this case lies in its exceptional clinical course. This case also illustrates the difficulty of surgical indication in some benign breast lesions with difficult histological diagnosis.

Translated title of the contributionMastectomy due to recurrent juvenile giant fibroadenoma
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalProgresos en Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Giant fibroadenoma
  • Juvenile fibroadenoma
  • Mastectomy
  • Phyllodes tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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