Spectrum of Breast Diseases in a Breast Clinic of a Tertiary Care Hospital
Background: To determine the pattern and clinical
presentation of breast diseases in different age
groups presenting to a breast clinic.
Methods: It was a retrospective descriptive study
which included all patients presenting to a breast
clinic for three years. Age at presentation, symptoms,
clinical features, investigations, operative findings
and specimen reports were recorded and submitted
for analysis. .
Results: A total of 3568 patients were included.
Mastalgia was the commonest findings (39.42%)
followed by fibroadenoma(15.83%) and carcinoma of
breast (12.61%). Pain in the breast was the
commonest presenting symptom (40.38%). Lump in
the breast was found in 22.84%, while pain and lump
were present in 27.27% of patients. Among
carcinoma breast, intra ductal carcinoma was the
commonest (57.55%) followed by malignant
phyllodes tumour (17.77%).
Conclusion: Most common breast diseases
presenting in our setting are mastalgia,
fibroadenoma and breast carcinoma. Dedicated
breast clinic in our public sector hospitals is need of
time. It will help to create awareness about breast
diseases among general public and will be a source
to collect data about disease burden so that future
policies can be streamlined
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