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Behaviour of estrogen receptor, histologic correlation and clinical outcome in patients with benign breast disorders. Eur J Surg 2002; 168(11):631-4.
Benign breast disorders include benign tumors, trauma, breast abscess, granulomatous mastitis, mastitis, cysts, duct papilloma etc.8,9.
After a substantial opening chapter overviewing pediatric and adolescent sexuality, chapters cover topics such as genetic syndromes, sexual abuse, breast disorders, and menstrual disorders, in addition to contraception, pregnancy, and abortion, the female athlete, and gynecological aspects of eating disorders.
Aberrations of normal development and involution (ANDI): a new perspective on pathogenesis and nomenclature of benign breast disorders. Lancet 1987; ii: 1316-1319.
Nomenclature of benign breast disorders: report of a working party on the rationalization of concepts and terminology of benign breast conditions.
Increasing incidence of female health problems such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and menstrual and breast disorders. Some estimates show that as many as fifty percent of all women in the United States have uterine fibroids, benign tumors in the smooth muscle layer of the uterus.
The costs of 14 conditions not subclassified with or without complications exceeded $20 000 (data not shown), but only the costs of malignant breast disorders with complications or comorbidities exceeded $20 000.
The website also features information on self examination, age related factors in breast changes, the impact of HRT and the pill as well as a wide range of common benign breast disorders such as lumps and cysts.
The investigation centres on about 150 patients treated by Mr Irving for breast disorders since 1993 from Tayside and Grampian at Stracathro Hospital.
Controversy surrounds the role of benign breast disorders in the development of breast cancer.
Love notes, "fibrocystic and other benign breast disorders rarely precede carcinoma of the breast." The study concluded, "There is, therefore, no justification for terrorizing women with fibrocystic disease."