Patterns and prevalence of benign breast disease in Western India


  • Kanpurwala Shaheen Hatim Department of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Narayankar Shilpa Laxmikant Department of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Tosif Mulla Department of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Benign breast disease


Background: Benign breast diseases constitute a heterogeneous group of disorders including developmental abnormality, epithelial and stromal proliferation, inflammatory lesions and neoplasm. Benign breast lesions deserve attention because of their high prevalence, their impact on women’s life and due to cancerous potential of some histological types. Treatment of BBDS is preservation of breast tissue as far as possible in contrast to traumatizing mutilating surgeries in breast cancers.

Methods: This study of 210 cases of histologically diagnosed benign breast lesions was carried out in the Department of Pathology, at tertiary care teaching hospital with attached peripheral hospitals in a metropolitan city of western India from August 2014 to August 2016.

Results: Out of 210 benign lesions, 201 (95.7%) were found in females and 9 (4.3%) were found in males. Commonest benign breast lesion was fibroadenoma (77.62%), followed by fibrocystic disease (4.3%) and gynaecomastia (4.3%).

Conclusions: Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast disease. Most of the patients presented with painless lump in the breast in upper outer quadrant of the breast. Histopathology plays an important role in the diagnosis of benign breast diseases.


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How to Cite

Hatim, K. S., Laxmikant, N. S., & Mulla, T. (2017). Patterns and prevalence of benign breast disease in Western India. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 5(2), 684–688.



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