Breast - nonmalignant
Fibrocystic disease
Fibrosis of breast

Author: Hind Nassar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 August 2017, last major update June 2010

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PubMed Search: Fibrosis [title] breast [title]

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Definition / general
  • Variable increase in dense connective tissue
Terminology
  • Also called hyaline fibrosis of stroma
Epidemiology
Etiology
Clinical features
Treatment
  • Does not require specific therapy
Gross images

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Stroma, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick



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Fibrosis

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fibrous stromal proliferation with obliteration of ducts and acini
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Stroma, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick



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Mass-like fibrosis with entrapped ducts and lobules

H&E

Fibrous tissue with dilated ducts and reduced lobules