Spectrum of breast lesions in young females

Author : Dr R. Sudhakar, Dr G. Raja Pramila

The aim of the study is to analyze 1 Type of lesion, 2 Gross and microscopic pathology, 3 Age incidence of various lesions, 4 Special reference to malignancies. The breast biopsy samples of all patients below 40 years were received and studied in department of pathology. This study consists of 340 cases reported from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2015. The spectrum of breast lesions is complex at the same time interesting in that malignancy can effect younger females also. In young females benign proliferative disease is common with fibroadenoma being the commonest. In our series one case of malignancy was diagnosed below the age of 20 years. This study emphasizes the need for keen observation of morphological variations in benign proliferative lesions so that such lesions which have potential for malignant transformation can be followed up further.

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