How are hamartomas diagnosed and treated in pediatric breast disorders?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Breast hamartomas are rare in the adolescent population but have been described. [17] They may develop in patients with Cowden syndrome or may be an isolated finding in the adolescent patient.

Histologically, breast hamartomas are densely packed, enlarged lobules in a fibrous stroma. Clinically, they present as discrete painless masses similar to a fibroadenoma. The characteristics of breast hamartomas on US are similar to those of breast fibroadenomas. They are treated with complete surgical excision and can recur if not completely removed.


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