Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fibroadenoma of the Breast Evaluation

The evaluation of a breast fibroadenoma begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in a person with breast fibroadenoma may include:

Tests are required to make the diagnosis of breast fibroadenoma.

Tests that may be used to evaluate breast fibroadenoma include:

Fibroadenoma of the Breast Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is usually necessary for many women with a breast lump. A needle biopsy can obtain a sample of tissue or fluid from a cyst. Large or deep breast lumps may require an open biopsy.

Examples of breast biopsy:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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